Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
OK, blame Reb Forever for this thread. Another photo here just got to me as usual, not to be outdone by the real thing- which is where people's relatives were during Gettysburg. Gives me major chills every, single time- and not just my own relatives. We had one at Fairfield, my grgrgrandfather, a location containing not much more than memory but the fight there drove men's blood so deeply underground they cannot be separated in death. Trooper George Knarr, 6th US Cavalry was MIA post Fairfield. Reappeared a month later, no one knows how or why, possibly escaped after capture- perhaps wounded and left a hospital, to be expected after surviving Brandy Station.
Plum Run, where JPK Huson, 126th New York was mortally wounded, Day 2, during Barksdale's sweep, that is his photograph. Another of my grgrgrandfather's brothers Lewis of the 120th New York had been ' next door ' to the 126th, run over and flattened by the Mississippians yet survived.
It would be wonderful if members had photos or stories or both- of where they know their ancestor fought those unspeakable, History changing and bloody days.