Seven Stars
photos
on Google Maps
views
Hello! I'm Karl, and I live with my fiance Donna just outside of Gettysburg, PA. I enjoy taking pictures of our battlefield here, and all over Gettysburg and the surrounding areas. It's a beautiful place to live. I also greatly enjoy studying the history of the Civil War, and especially of the Battle of Gettysburg. I have been a frequent visitor to this area for many years before moving here a few years ago. I hope you all enjoy looking at my pictures, and I hope they spark an interest in you to go out and visit Gettysburg and some of the lesser-known battlefields and National Parks all over the United States.

Seven Stars's conversations

This monument, one of the most beautiful on the entire battlefield, is located on a small strip of park land surrounded by private property. You must obtain permission from the owner to visit it, but a visit is well worth the trouble.

This unit was commanded at Gettysburg by Captain Charles Appleton Phillips.

The text reads as follows:

134TH REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY LIEUT. COLONEL A.H. JACKSON COMMANDING 1ST. BRIGADE COLONEL CHARLES R. COSTER 2D. DIVISION BRIGADIER GENERAL A. VON STEINWEHR 11TH. CORPS MAJOR GENERAL O.O. HOWARD JULY 1ST. 1863

THE REGIMENT WITH THE BRIGADE WAS THROWN FORWARD TO CHECK THE RAPID ADVANCE OF HAY'S AND HOKE'S BRIGADES OF EARLY'S DIVISION EWELL'S CORPS AND PROTECT BARLOW'S DIVISION THAT WAS BEING HARD PRESSED, THE CONFEDERATE LINE OF BATTLE OUTFLANKING THE BRIGADE IN OVERWHELMING NUMBERS. THE 134TH REGIMENT OCCUPYING THE EXTREME RIGHT OF THE UNION LINE WAS CRUSHED BY THE IMPACT AND THE FLANK AND REAR FIRING OF THAT DESPERATE CHARGE. THE REGIMENTAL MONUMENT ON EAST CEMETERY HILL IS ON THE GROUND OCCUPIED JULY 2D. AND 3D. THIS TABLET MARKS THE POSITION WHERE ITS CASUALTIES WERE GREATEST OF ANY BATTLE IN WHICH IT WAS EVER ENGAGED. LOSS AT GETTYSBURG JULY 1ST. 252

This unit was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Chandler P. Eakin.

This unit was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant George W. Norton.

This unit was commanded at Gettysburg by Captain William Henry McCartney.

Miss Mary Virgina (Jennie) Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. She was baking bread for the Union soldiers on the morning of July 3, 1863 when she was accidentally killed by a stray bullet that pierced her heart, killing her instantly.

Friends

  • loading Loading…

 

Seven Stars's groups