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 Posted: Wed Dec 13th, 2006 05:10 pm
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Regina
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I looked at a list of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from Gettysburg.  I saw that 6 were awarded to men who all took place in an action which I had not heard of before as part of the battle of Gettysburg.  They stormed a "loghouse" or "longhouse" near Devil's Den which was occupied by Confederate sharpshooters.  Has anyone else heard of this and why isn't this part of the battle tour/why haven't I seen this building near Devil's Den?  The list is part of Gettysburg National Park's website.



 Posted: Thu Dec 14th, 2006 03:00 pm
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I think that is referring to the original Trostle homestead that was being dismantled at the time of the battle after Trostle had completed the wood frame house.



 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2006 06:01 am
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could this be refering to the bliss house action... but being grossly wrong about the location of the house?



 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2006 03:04 pm
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I'll vote for the Trostle farm.

Ole



 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2006 09:18 pm
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Those 6 MOH winners were members of the 6th PA Reserves.

The 6th's monument is near (150-200 yards or so SW) the J. Weikert house.

It's generally accepted that the "log cabin" in question was one of the 1863 J. Weikert outbuildings somewhere in the vicinity of the "D. A. 140 P. V." rock carving that marks the initial burial site of Capt. David Acheson.



 Posted: Sun Dec 17th, 2006 12:38 am
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Well, that is interesting, since I will be staying at the Weickert House for a week next July.



 Posted: Sun Dec 17th, 2006 03:18 am
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Regina:

That ought to be very interesting and pertinent to your original question. (Where is the green-with-envy emoticon?)

Ole



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I have all DVDs, Blue Rays and books around that part of your history and i really enjoy it to get "lost" in that time. So thumbs up from germany for "last full measure" becomes the movie that it deserves. not even because of the good books and movies that had done yet, also because of the great history you had.


(Edited by Admin to remove commercial, non-Civil war Link)



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