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gettysburgerrn
massapequa, NY, USA
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flank markers 120th NY
Posted on: 2/28/2017 7:04:35 AM
Hello All,

Maybe this is a dumb question but here goes. My 11 year old daughter and I were in Gettysburg last week and we were checking out the monuments in the Peach Orchard / Emmitsburg road area (actually we were trying to walk Barksdale's Charge). In any event we were checking out the monument to the 120th NY infantry. My daughter got a kick out of finding the flank markers for the various units, and when we looked at the flank markers for the 120th, we noticed something odd. Based on the orientation of the right and the left flank markers of the 120th it would suggest the that the regimental line was not facing the Mississippi troops, but conversely they had their backs to Barksdale's men. In other words, if one stands with the right flank marker on the right and left flank marker on their left, the 120th is not facing the Mississippi troops, but rather they have their backs turned to the attack. It seems that the markers are reversed. Does anyone know if this is the case or if there is some other reason for it ...thanks

Ken
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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Re: flank markers 120th NY
Posted on: 2/28/2017 1:00:20 PM
There are several photos of the 120 NY monument and markers at HMDB.ORG.
The guy who posted it seems to agree with you about the flank markers. [Read More]
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: flank markers 120th NY
Posted on: 2/28/2017 1:17:07 PM
Are the markers similar to this one?

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There are probably several markers that are misplaced?
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