Jul 30

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 continues our series of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in the Maine section. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 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 our first post, Roy Frampton introduced the cemetery, and showed us the burial place of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and the latest remains found on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

In today’s post, Roy shows us a soldier from Maine who isn’t buried in his grave, two soldiers from Brown’s Rhode Island Battery killed on July 3, 1863, and one of the most famous residents of the cemetery, Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York Infantry Regiment.

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. Video #4 was taken in the Maine Section at the gravesite (but not the grave) of Orwin Walker. Video #5 was taken in the Rhode Island Section at the graves of two soldiers in Brown’s Rhode Island Battery. Video #6 was taken in the New York Section at the grave of Sergeant Amos Humiston. This map was created facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is standing by the gravesite of Orwin Walker of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Orwin Walker was wounded on July 2, 1863 at the fight for Little Round Top. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #4 (Videos #1-#3 were taken in our previous National Cemetery post) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton tells us the story of Orwin Walker of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing mostly northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton has now moved to the not very large Rhode Island Section. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Corporal William Jones and Private Alfred Gardner were members of Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery (Brown’s Battery). This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

“Jones” and Gardner, served side by side, were killed next to each other, and are now buried side by side. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

The “Gettysburg Gun” is now on display at the State House in Providence, Rhode Island. This view was taken circa 1890.

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In Video #5 Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton tells the story of the members of Brown’s Rhode Island Battery who were killed next to each other and were buried next to each other. This view was taken facing mostly north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Roy Frampton is standing in the New York Section by the grave of Sergeant Amos Humiston. The New York State Monument is in the background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York Infantry Regiment was killed on July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #6 Roy Frampton tells the story of Sergeant Amos Humiston, the soldier whose remains were identified by the picture of his children. This view was taken facing mostly north at approximately 3:30 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

The children of Sergeant Amos Humiston. Frank (Franklin), who was eight years old in this image, is on the left. Four year old Frederick is in the center, and six year old Alice is on the right. This view was taken circa 1863.

Sergeant Amos Humiston (April 26, 1830-July 1, 1863) was a member of Company C of the 154th New York Infantry Regiment. He was a resident of Portville, New York. Before the war he served as a seamen on a New England whaling ship, but latter settled down as a harness maker. This was the occupation which he followed when he enlisted on July 26, 1862. This view was taken circa the 1860s.

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 3:30 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

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