Gettysburg, Where Was Your Ancestor?

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rpkennedy

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My family was lucky in that most of those that served missed out on Gettysburg. They either hadn't enlisted yet, had gone home when their 2-year regiments were mustered out that spring and hadn't reenlisted yet, or were in other theaters (one was with the Ninth Corps with the 2nd Maryland, one was in West Virginia and joined the Army of the Potomac when it crossed back into Virginia, and one was at Vicksburg).

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One family was from Panola County and one was from Attala County.

And speaking of 4th Texas and Hood's Texas brigade, I had another Uncle who was in the 3rd Arkansas and was killed on 2 July. I posted about him in an earlier post of this thread sometime last year.
Wow - you had some tough ancestors. Barksdale's Brigade and the Texas Brigade were arguably the two best brigades in the ANV at the time of Gettysburg. (in my biased opinion!)
 

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My family was lucky in that most of those that served missed out on Gettysburg. They either hadn't enlisted yet, had gone home when their 2-year regiments were mustered out that spring and hadn't reenlisted yet, or were in other theaters (one was with the Ninth Corps with the 2nd Maryland, one was in West Virginia and joined the Army of the Potomac when it crossed back into Virginia, and one was at Vicksburg).

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I had two ancestors at Gettysburg with the 38th Georgia Infantry. They were involved in the Confederate attack at Barlow's Knoll on July 1st. Pvt. John C. Warnock survived, but his brother Sgt. Billy Warnock was wounded in the fight and was later captured by the Federals. Billy spent the rest of the war in a Yankee POW camp and John died in fighting at Hatcher's Run, VA in February of 1865. Several years ago I took my two oldest grandsons to Gettysburg, we found where the 38th GA formed for the attack, we crossed the creek, and then we charged up the hill just like our ancestors!
 

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Alanson Lester, the grandson of my fourth great aunt, fought with the 134th NY at the brick yard fight (his uncle Henry Whipple, 154th NY, was captured there and eventually died at Andersonville) and was wounded July 3 on Cemetery Hill.
 
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