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    New Pics of Gettysburg

    http://www.picturesqueohio.com/gettysburg_revisited_and_western_maryland.htm

    Though not a Marine campaign, the Battle of Gettysburg had a tremendous impact on the course of the Civil War, and subsequently, American history.

    I made a return visit this past April for the purpose of capturing new images of the battlefield. It's hard to grasp the immensity of this battle, however, there's no doubt that many spirits linger in this "vision-place of souls." Enjoy!

    http://www.picturesqueohio.com/getty...n_maryland.htm


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    yellowwing
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    "Burying the Dead" is a great shot. Very dramatic. You can't really tell if it is sweat or tears.


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    Great pix's....

    Thanks for Sharing!


    Ellie


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    Re: New Pics of Gettysburg

    Originally posted by CplCrotty
    http://www.picturesqueohio.com/gettysburg_revisited_and_western_maryland.htm

    Though not a Marine campaign, the Battle of Gettysburg had a tremendous impact on the course of the Civil War, and subsequently, American history.

    I made a return visit this past April for the purpose of capturing new images of the battlefield. It's hard to grasp the immensity of this battle, however, there's no doubt that many spirits linger in this "vision-place of souls." Enjoy!

    http://www.picturesqueohio.com/getty...n_maryland.htm
    My Great GG Grandfather was Sgt Daniel Lynch, Company C, !3th NJ Volunteer Infantry. He was at Gettsburg. I read what he wrote in his journal about the Battle, when I was very young boy. I had hoped that my Grandmother would have left the journal to me when she died, but I was told that it was lost many years earlier.

    It was a terrible battle for him to see, and he wrote what he saw of it, and he wrote his opinions of the officers and their tactics. He was in the middle of the defenses, where Pickett lead his charge. He said the Union almost lost the day in that charge, but that the Rebels had no one left to follow up the attack, and all those men were all lost for nothing. He fought in 27 major engagements in the war. He never lost faith in the Union.

    When he was mustered out of the Union Army, at the end of the war, he was instrumental in the starting of 'Old Soldier's Homes' in the State of New Jersey, and he was a Commander of the 13th NJ Regiment Association. He worked for Savage Arms in his last years, but, people tell me, he always had time to help his fellow soldiers of the War. As usual, the Government did not help very much at all.

    The wars and the places where they were fought, and the people they were fought against, they change, but, the aftermath of battles, they never do. The fellow soldier will help, and the government will take the credit, but not the initiative.

    The Warrior is a lonely forgotten man, when he is not needed any longer, but he always waits to serve again.

    On this Memorial Day, remember the Warriors like my Great GG Grandfther (Civil War), My Grand Father (WWI), My Father (WWII), My uncle (Korea), My Broither and I, and my cousins (Vietnam), my Children, my nieces and my nephews ( the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan). Warriors, one and all! We gave so as other may have!


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    Well said Joseph, and thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's a shame that your GG grandfather's journal became lost.

    Thank you for your service in Vietnam.

    Next time I visit Gettysburg I will look to see if there's a monument to the 13th NJ. Most likely there is, and I will think of your GG grandather.


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    Originally posted by CplCrotty
    Well said Joseph, and thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's a shame that your GG grandfather's journal became lost.

    Thank you for your service in Vietnam.

    Next time I visit Gettysburg I will look to see if there's a monument to the 13th NJ. Most likely there is, and I will think of your GG grandather.
    Thank you for the thought Crotty, I have never had the oportunity to go there, it would be nice if someone went in my place, to pay repects to the men of Sgt Lynch's 13th NJ.

    In any case, thank you Grand-dad!

    I know how many battles I saw, but how would you like to see this many battles and movement without helicopter support. As I look back on it, he was in most of the famous battles in the war. It makes you wonder what kind of men they really were that could march hundreds of miles and be able to fight the next day:

    13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment:

    Organized at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, N.J., and mustered in August 25, 1862.
    Left State for Washington. D.C., August 31, 1862.
    The 13th was attached to:
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, September, 1862.
    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863,
    Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864.
    2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

    SERVICEó
    Daniel Lynch
    Enlisted on 8/7/1862 as a Private.
    On 8/25/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. NJ 13th Infantry
    He was Mustered Out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, DC
    Promotions: Sgt 9/11/1863
    (I was told that he was promoted for his actions at Gettsburg, to Sergeant, but according to the records, it took him two months to get the promotion officially).

    1862:
    Camp near Fort Richardson, on Arlington Heights, Va., September 2, 1862.
    Expedition beyond Rockville, Md., September 6-9.
    Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
    At Maryland Heights September 23-October 30.
    Picket duty near Sharpsburg, Md., October 30-December 10.
    March to Fairfax Station, Va., December 10-16, and duty there till December 26.

    1863
    Picket duty on the Occoquan January 4-20.
    "Mud March" January 20-24.
    At Fairfax Station till April 27.
    Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
    Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
    Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
    Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
    Pursuit of Leo to Manassas Gap, Va.. July 5-24.
    Picket duty at Kelly's Ford July 31-August 15, and at Raccoon Ford to September 24.
    Movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 4

    1864
    Guard Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864.
    Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864.
    Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
    Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
    Near Cassville May 19.
    Advance on Dallas May 22-25.
    New Hope Church May 25.
    Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May- 26-June 5.
    Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
    Pine Hill June 11-14.
    Lost Mountain June 15-17.
    Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15.
    Muddy Creek June 17.
    Noyes Creek June 19.
    Kolb's Farm June 22.
    Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
    Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
    Chattahoochie River July 5-17.
    Peach Tree Creek July 19-21.
    Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
    Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2
    Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15.
    March to the sea November 15-December 10.
    Sandersville November 26.
    Montieth Swamp December 9.
    Siege of Savannah December 10-21.

    1865
    Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
    Brigade train guard January 17-27.
    Division train guard to February 10.
    Occupation of Columbia February 16-17.
    Occupation of Fayetteville, N. C., March 11.
    Averysboro March 16.
    Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
    Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
    Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
    Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
    Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
    March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19.
    Grand Review May 24.

    Mustered out near Washington, D.C., June 8, 1865.


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    Wonderful photographs as, can I say, "as usual"? Your photographs are quite reflective. Good work and thanks again.
    Side note: I really do need to get DSL.


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