(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Lt. Lyman Nicholson Obituary
4/21/2021 2:01:57 PM
From the Luzerne Union, Wilkes Barre PA. July 22, 1863

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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Lt. Lyman Nicholson Obituary
4/22/2021 1:17:20 PM
Hi Larry,

I take it that headstone is located at the cemetery at Wilkes Barre, PA??

Another prominent young man killed, as always sad news!
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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Lt. Lyman Nicholson Obituary
4/22/2021 3:23:47 PM
Died from wounds, if I read the faded inscription properly.

An important attribute of that war’s toll : for every three men killed on the field, two would die from wounds in the battle’s aftermath.....and that does not include the longer term mortality, entailing lives cut short in the following years. It wasn’t just the wounds, either, but the invalidities consequent upon ills caused by the squalour and hardship of army life, on the march, in hospitals or, most notoriously , in prison stockades.
A feature of all wars, old and new, I suppose.

Regards, Phil
"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

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