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At Gettysburg, Maryland neighbors meet in heavy combat on Culp's Hill

Civil War Battle, iconic image
07/03/1863
Defending the right flank of the Union line at Culp's Hill outside Gettysburg, Maryland's Eastern Shore Volunteer Infantry, under Dickinson College graduate Colonel James Wallace, fought their only significant action of the war in helping to beat off the final Confederate attack on the morning of the third day. Their direct opponents were the Confederate First Maryland, also drawn heavily from the same part of the state. Wallace ensured after the battle that the bodies of their neighbors were buried with care. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Stephen W. Sears, Gettysburg (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003), 370. 

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