Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Walter Standish, Killed at Gettysburg

I usually walk right by the 19th-century monuments in old graveyards, but this one caught my eye.

Corporal Walter Standish of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, age 23, was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. He died on the third day, probably near the Bliss Barn.

The 14th Connecticut monument at Gettysburg stands on Hancock Avenue between the Angle and the Brian Barn.

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