I've been seeing many families that have lost brothers during the Civil War... sometimes brothers or a father and son in the same battle. It's always been unimaginable to me to think about that family... that mother... getting such notifications. The pain of hearing that one son died in battle would be beyond description... and double as much for two sons close to the same time. But poor Mrs. Catherine Cramer of Fayette County, Pennsylvania! July 1, 1863 found her sons Pvt Enos, Pvt Samuel, and Pvt Adam west of the seminary at Gettysburg. All three were serving with Company "B" of the 142nd PA Infantry. And all three were mortally wounded that same day. Enos and Adam were killed instantly but Samuel had an arm and leg amputation and died on July 9. After Samuel died, a letter was found on him that detailed the deaths of his brothers (imagine having to write home to Mama with *that* task! ) so he was identified and has a name on his tombstone in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Not the same for Enos and Adam, however... they are both buried in the "unknowns" section of the same cemetery.