View single post by Regina
 Posted: Sun Dec 17th, 2006 01:53 am
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Joined: Wed Nov 1st, 2006
Location: Connecticut USA
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amhistoryguy--you're right about the option of "adopting" a soldier.  I have lived my whole life in Connecticut, so I bought the book "Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg".  I then looked up graves on a website and placed flowers on some including Sgt. Major William Hincks (Medal of Honor recipient at the High Water Mark), General Joseph Hawley (from Milford, the town I live in), Captain Crawford, Captain Jedediah Chapman (killed in the Wheatfield), Lt. Col. Henry Merwin (also killed in the Wheatfield),  and Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler (High Water Mark).    Also, John Boothe who died at Barlow's Knoll.  There are others, too--I won't type the whole list.  I also photograph the monuments and headstones for a photo album I keep.  It's just my way of honoring them and letting them know they are not forgotten.

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