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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2007 12:15 am
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Doc C

Joined: Sun Oct 1st, 2006
Location:  Eastern Shore, Maryland USA
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Just got back from GB. Have been there on 2 other occasions. This time honed in on just a couple of locations which I wanted to concentrate on. First was the eastern slope of Cemetary Hill. Was amazed that my uncles 9th La was able to get as far as Ricketts Battery. First they had to get past the cannon blasts on the flat portion then advance up probably one of the steepest portions of the GB Battlefield. Second, always thought Smith's battery in Devils Den (the 4 cannons) was on level ground around DD rather than on the western, high portion of DD next to the triangular field. My point to all of this rambling is that until we actually walk these hollowed fields we don't really get an appreciation for them and the ordeals that all these individuals went through.

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