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George Washington Sandoe's grave. First casualty of Gettysburg. Civil War Union Soldier. He served as a Private in Company B, 21st Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. On June 26th, 1863, he along with Nathanial Lightner were on patrol on Baltimore Pike just south of the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They came upon members Colonel E.V. White's 35th Virginia Cavalry and in a brief skirmish, George Washington Sandoe died.

George Washington Sandoe's grave. First casualty of Gettysburg. Civil War Union Soldier. He served as a Private in Company B, 21st Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. On June 26th, 1863, he along with Nathanial Lightner were on patrol on Baltimore Pike just south of the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They came upon members Colonel E.V. White's 35th Virginia Cavalry and in a brief skirmish, George Washington Sandoe died.

The gravestone of Charles Lewis (left) is next to his fiancee's. Sarah Hyde died nearly a month after Lewis, who was a sergeant in the 8th Connecticut. A member of the color guard, he was killed near Harpers Ferry Road.

The gravestone of Charles Lewis (left) is next to his fiancee's. Sarah Hyde died nearly a month after Lewis, who was a sergeant in the Connecticut. A member of the color guard, he was killed near Harpers Ferry Road.

Gettysburg's First Casualty On June 26, 1863, while scouting the area around Gettysburg, Confederate cavalry came upon a small group of Union Troopers of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry south of town. Private George Washington Sandoe fired at the Confederates, and they fired back. The Union trooper fell dead. Shown here with his wife, Diana, he was the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg. Sandoe had been in the army for six days.

Gettysburg's First Casualty On June 26, 1863, while scouting the area around Gettysburg, Confederate cavalry came upon a small group of Union Troopers of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry south of town. Private George Washington Sandoe fired at the Confederates, and they fired back. The Union trooper fell dead. Shown here with his wife, Diana, he was the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg. Sandoe had been in the army for six days.

Maj. Gen. Evander M. Law (1836-1920); The Citadel, Class of 1856. He led the 4th Alabama Infantry and received a brigade in early 1862. He commanded the division on several occasions but quarreled about it with the senior though just arriving Micah Jenkins after Hood left. In the end it was given to Maj. Gen. Charles W. Field instead and he transferred to the cavalry corps where he led a brigade and finally a division. His promotion to Maj. Gen. in 1865 was too late to be confirmed by…

Evander McIver Law (August 1836 – October was an author, teacher, & a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Law was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He served under Hood at Gettysburg at Little Round Top.

Peter Warren was born and died in Gettysburg, PA.  He served as an infantry soldier for the Union during the Civil War.000

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 2010 was the 100th Anniversary of the Civil War.  It was a great time to visit.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Just one of the best Battlefield Parks in the nation. My brother is a Licensed Battlefield Guide here and takes tourists out on horseback.

Gettysburg, PA is one place I have always wanted to visit. If there is a good historical story, you can bet I'll want to check it out.

I did a solo trip to Gettysburg National park this past weekend. This was the first time I made a trip to a 'touristy' location in US all b.

When relatives fled the Rogers family home for safety during the Battle of Gettysburg Josephine Miller Slyder stayed behind to bake bread for Union soldiers. In 1886 the 1st Massachusetts Regiment honored her at the dedication of their Gettysburg monument, paying for her transportation from her home in Ohio and presenting her with a gold corps badge.

When relatives fled the Rogers family home for safety during the Battle of Gettysburg Josephine Miller Slyder stayed behind to bake bread for Union soldiers. In 1886 the 1st Massachusetts Regiment honored her at the dedication of their Gettysburg monument, paying for her transportation from her home in Ohio and presenting her with a gold corps badge.

The grave of 16th Connecticut captain Newton Manross in Forestville Cemetery in Bristol. Manross was mortally wounded in John Otto's cornfield.

The grave of Connecticut captain Newton Manross in Forestville Cemetery in Bristol. Manross was mortally wounded in John Otto's cornfield.

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