Sunday morning coffee

A colonel at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, Edward B. Fowler led the 14th Brooklyn in Wadsworth’s division of Reynold’s I Corps

2 thoughts on “General Fowler headstone, Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemtery”

  1. Thank you for all the special insights.
    Always wondered how July 1st being Gettysburg impacted Theodore Roosevelt’s attack of Kettle Hill – amazing day for history throughout the years. So appreciate your work.

    • Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it would be interesting to know the role that July 1 at Gettysburg played in Roosevelt’s thinking in his attack on Kettle Hill. I’m sure it played a factor. He knew history and would have made the connection. And of course, there were a few late-middle-age Civil War veterans in the Rough Riders. Plus, there was a conscious effort within the US Army that fought in Cuba to see the Spanish-American War as a means of reconciliation. So, again, it had to have played a role to one degree or another.

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