Jul 23

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is the co-author (with Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Cole) of the book Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He begins a series of the Gettysburg National Cemetery at the wayside of the Baltimore Street entrance of the National Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton begins a series on the Gettysburg National Cemetery, also known as the Soldiers National Cemetery. Reverend Roy Frampton has been a Civil War “Buff” since the age of nine years old. He became a Licensed Battlefield Guide in 1968, and is currently the President of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. The Gettysburg National Cemetery has been passionately studied by Roy for many years, and he concentrates on the personal lives of the soldiers buried in the cemetery. Roy Frampton is the co-author (with Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Cole) of the book Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

In today’s post, Roy Frampton introduces the cemetery, and himself, and shows us the burial place of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and the latest remains found on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for the Gettysburg National Cemetery series. Video #1 was at the Baltimore Street entrance to the National Cemetery. Video #2 was taken at the grave of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient William Miller. Video #3 was taken at the burial location of the remains of a soldier found on the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1995. This map was created facing north at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

The wayside exhibit at the Baltimore Street entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

A closer view of the map on the wayside at the Baltimore Street entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #1 Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton introduces himself, and the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is kneeling by the headstone of Medal of Honor recipient William Miller. His headstone is west of the driveway/avenue that surrounds the primary Civil War section of the cemetery. Behind Miller’s headstone are mostly soldiers from American wars following the Civil War, up to the Vietnam era. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Captain William Miller of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment received the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 3, 1863 at East Cavalry Field. His citation reads, “Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of his column.” This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #2 Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton tells the story of Medal of Honor recipient, Captain William E. Miller of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Roy Frampton is standing southeast of the driveway/avenue around the Civil War section. He is standing by a stone on the last row in this section by the New York State Monument. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Roy Frampton is standing by a stone of unknown remains from the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

The remains were found in the railroad cut on the July 1, 1863 battlefield in 1995. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #3 Roy Frampton explains how much of the soldiers’ remains were found in 1995. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is the co-author (with Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Cole) of the book Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. It is available from Amazon.com. This image was taken facing south at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

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