Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gettysburg: 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry monument (hover on image)

THEN image: Unknown photographer, Sept. 2, 1890 | NOW image: John Banks, Feb. 13, 2017
Civil War veteran Joseph Lindermuth (second from right in "Then" image) served in the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry.
He was the model for the soldier on the monument. More HERE.

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  1. Thank you, John, for reminding us all of our past and our intimate connections to it. I knew the little girl on the blanket when she was in her 80's. We visited "Mamau" in the nursing home every weekend when we came home from college. I laugh, now, looking at the picture and statue, because Pvt. Lindermuth's great grandson, my husband, had the same mustache when I met him in 1970...long before we found the Gettysburg picture! In a world of texts, tweets and Facebook it is important to remember the lives and sacrifices that came before us.