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Alexander Hays Monument Gettysburg

Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by Larryh86GT, Oct 10, 2018 at 8:15 PM.

  1. Larryh86GT

    Larryh86GT First Sergeant

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    I took this photo yesterday evening. The monument to Brigadier General Alexander Hays is south of Gettysburg at the north end of Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Woods. Gen Aleander Hays monument Gettysburg 10-9-18.jpg
     
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  3. infomanpa

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    I'm sure that he was at the very spot.
     
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    Great image
     
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    At some point as he paced the line.
     
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    Hays, a PA man, moved to Pittsburgh and was the growing city’s chief civil engineer. He was responsible for the laying out and construction of some of the first bridges in the “City of Bridges”. The Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh is named after him. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
     
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    Love the lighting! Very postcard quality.
     
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    His wife, Ann Adams Hays (nee McFadden), was my second cousin four time removed.
     
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    Grant and Hays were good friends going back to West Point and Grant said of his friend, "I am not surprised that he met his death at the head of his troops; it was just like him. He was a man who would never follow, but would always lead in battle.”

    In 1869 on a stop in Pittsburgh, Grant visited Hays' grave and wept openly, a remarkable display from a man who kept his emotions under wraps.

    Ryan
     
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    Thanks. I lived in Pittsburgh for almost a decade and never realized the connection to the Hays neighborhood of the city.
     
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    Thanks. My wife and I were walking out of the National Cemetery, heading back towards our
    hotel on Steinwehr Ave and the monument just stood out against the darkening sky.
     
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    Interesting man. Underated combat leader imho.
     
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