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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 New York Section. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 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 our second post, Roy showed 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.

In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton shows us three individuals buried in the New York Section including the highest ranking U.S. officer killed at Gettysburg and buried in the National Cemetery.

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. Video #7 was taken in the New York Section at the grave of Lieutenant-Colonel Max Thoman. Video #8 was taken in the New York Section at the grave of Sergeant Maurice Buckingham. Video #9 was taken in the New York Section at the grave of Private John Allen. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:00 PM on Monday, July 20, 2009.

Lieutenant-Colonel Max Thoman of the 59th New York Infantry Regiment was mortally wounded on July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Max Thoman’s nickname was “The Jack of Diamonds.” He died on July 11, 1863. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #7 (Videos #1-#6 were taken in our previous National Cemetery posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is standing in the New York Section of the National Cemetery. He shows us the burial place of Lieutenant-Colonel Max Thoman of the 59th New York Infantry Regiment, the highest ranking officer killed at the Battle of Gettysburg and buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Roy tells us some of the military experience that Thoman had before the Civil War. The view was taken facing northwest to north to northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is still standing in the New York Section. He is standing by the grave of Sergeant Maurice Buckingham of the 104th New York Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Sergeant Maurice Buckingham was mortally wounded on July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #8 Licensed Battlefield Guide Roy Frampton is still standing in the New York Section of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He is standing by the grave of Sergeant Maurice Buckingham of the 104th New York Infantry Regiment. Roy shares with us how Buckingham’s fiancé reacted to his wounding on July 1, 1863, and subsequent amputation of his leg. The view was taken facing northwest to north to northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Roy Frampton is standing by the grave of Private John Allen of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

Private John Allen would tell others that he was 16 years old when he enlisted, but his mother would claim that he was much younger. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

John Allen might have been 16 years old at the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

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In Video #9 Roy Frampton is still standing in the New York Section of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He is standing by the grave of Private John Allen of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment. Allen was possibly the youngest Union soldier killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. The view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 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 3:45 PM on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

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