c. 1898 Marion, Indiana — Veterans eat their meals in the dining hall of the National Soldiers' Home, a facility for the care of disabled American veterans, many from the Civil War. How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died.
The summer kitchen at the George Spangler Farm. During the fierce days of fighting in July 1863, the kitchen took a completely different role. Many historians believe that Confederate General Lewis Armistead died in the summer kitchen after being treated at the Spangler Farm for wounds he suffered during Pickett's Charge. The Gettysburg Foundation has completely preserved this incredible structure so that visitors can stand where General Armistead most likely spent his final moments.