Oct 13
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is standing by the grave of school teacher Carrie Sheads. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is a retired American History Teacher from Gettysburg High School. She has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1975 and serves on the board of the Evergreen Cemetery Association. She is our host for our series on Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg’s civilian cemetery.

See the previous parts to the Evergreen Cemetery tour here

In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny shows us the graves of Carrie Sheads, James Culp, and William Culp.

This map shows the location of where our Evergreen Cemetery videos were produced. Videos #1- #28 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts and are shown on other maps. Videos #15- #17 were taken at the family plot of Solomon Powers. Videos #18- #20 were taken at the Mary Thompson family plot. Video #21 was taken at the unmakred grave of Jane Thompson and her daughter, Jane Meade Thompson. Videos #22- #24 were taken at the grave of Salome “Sallie” Myers Stewart. Videos #25-#26 were taken at the grave of Annie M. Warner. Video #27 was taken near the graves of the Thorns. Video #28 was filmed at the grave of Lydia Leister. Video #29 was taken at the grave of Oscar Shaw. Video #30 was taken at the graves of the Shultz sisters. Video #31 was taken at the grave and monument of Samuel S. Schmucker. Video #32 was taken at the grave of Carrie Sheads. Video #33 was taken at the grave of James Culp. Video #34 was taken at the grave of William Culp. This map was created facing north at approximately 7:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2010.
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In Video #32 (Videos #1-#31 were shown in our previous Evergreen Cemetery posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is in Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of Carrie Sheads. She describes an incident with Carrie Sheads on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

Brothers of Carrie Sheads that died from wounds or sickness received during the American Civil War included: Elias Sheads and James Sheads… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

…Robert Sheads… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.
… and David Sheads. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

James M. Culp was a curious 16 year old who blew himself up while handling ordnance after the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.
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In Video #33 Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny is in Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of James M. Culp. She describes how his life ended outside the gate of Evergreen Cemetery in September, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest to northeast to north at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

William Culp was a First Lieutenant in the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. His brother, John Wesley Culp, was a private in the 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment (CSA). This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.
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In Video #34 Deb Novotny is standing by the grave of William Culp. She provides some biographical information about him. She will get to his brother, John Wesley Culp, in a later post. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

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