I've mentioned often about the Gettysburg death roster I've been working on for a very long time now. Today something came together that makes the often tiring but always rewarding work of looking for personal info for more than 10,000 soldiers worthwhile. Years ago I read a book by a young girl from Gettysburg who helped at one of the field hospitals. She was 14 at the time. One of the many stories she told was of a man who was brought in after a caisson exploded as they were moving on the battlefield... and she pitied him so much after seeing how badly he was burned, and his other injuries. Tillie Pierce told of the man being conscious long enough to express regret that he had forgotten to read his Bible that day... and wondered what his wife and children would think of that fact. Tillie didn't know his name or anything about him. I do. :-( He was Pvt. John Begg with the 5th New York Independent Light Battery. Pvt. Begg was injured on 02 July and died on 07 July.