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    growing up on a farm near York, PA in 1863.  Before the battle of Gettysburg, the Louisiana Tigers occupied his farm for several weeks.  When they were leaving for Gettysburg my ancestor asked where they were going and they replied, "We're going straight to hell!"  In fighting on East Cemetery Hill on July 2, the Tigers managed to capture a Union battery, but were forced to retreat in a counterattack.  They lost 56 out of 235 men in the battle.  

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