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Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870

Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870

General Daniel Sickles' leg bones, removed after the Battle of  Gettysburg during the Civil War. Photography by Norman Watkins.

General Daniel Sickles' leg bones, removed after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Photography by Norman Watkins.

Gettysburg. I'm proud to live in the state of this historical place. My husband is dead set on us staying there over night.. crazy man! Lol.

Gettysburg. I'm proud to live in the state of this historical place. My husband is dead set on us staying there over night.. crazy man! Lol.

Battlefield of Gettysburgh [sic] : U.S. General Hospital. United States Sanitary Commission -- Creator.  Tyson Brothers -- Photographer. c. 1865; Date depicted: 1863

Battlefield of Gettysburgh [sic] : U.S. General Hospital. United States Sanitary Commission -- Creator. Tyson Brothers -- Photographer. c. 1865; Date depicted: 1863

On June 26, 1863, while scouting the area around Gettysburg, Confederate cavalry came upon a small group of Union Troopers of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry south of town. Private George Washington Sandoe fired at the Confederates, and they fired back. The Union trooper fell dead. Shown here with his wife, Diana, he was the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg. Sandoe had been in the army for six days.

On June 26, 1863, while scouting the area around Gettysburg, Confederate cavalry came upon a small group of Union Troopers of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry south of town. Private George Washington Sandoe fired at the Confederates, and they fired back. The Union trooper fell dead. Shown here with his wife, Diana, he was the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg. Sandoe had been in the army for six days.

11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument -- Seminary Ridge Gettysburg National Military Park (PA) April 2012 by Ron Cogswell, via Flickr

11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument -- Seminary Ridge Gettysburg National Military Park (PA) April 2012 by Ron Cogswell, via Flickr

The Daniel Lady Farm, on the Hanover Road east of Gettysburg, was used as a Confederate Field Hospital. Robert E. Lee used this residence for a council of war on July 1, 1863.

The Daniel Lady Farm, on the Hanover Road east of Gettysburg, was used as a Confederate Field Hospital. Robert E. Lee used this residence for a council of war on July 1, 1863.

Here for your browsing pleasure is a pleasing photo of Longstreet, Mrs. James B., Widow of Confederate General. It was made in 1913 by Harris & Ewing.

Here for your browsing pleasure is a pleasing photo of Longstreet, Mrs. James B., Widow of Confederate General. It was made in 1913 by Harris & Ewing.