Tom, your impeccable Gettysburg research never ceases to amaze me! Would you kindly share the source of your information on the Edward Granniss sword? I'm working on an article about the 2nd Georgia Battalion at Gettysburg and would like to use this. I've contacted John Heiser, Chief Historian at Gettysburg, who informed me the park has nothing in their files on the 2nd Battalion, but a cache of information on the 69th PA. Is that the source of your information? Since you posted this reply have you found any additional information on the 2nd Battalion? Thus far, I know that Granniss was born in Connecticut and his service in the Confederate Army was looked down upon by his father. When asked years later about his son's war record he responded: "I think the less said about it the better." Ironically, some of the troops that helped repulse Wright's Brigade were a battalion from the 13th Vermont.