Tamaqua's Amos Moser Whetstone was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and because of it, earned a place in American history.
It was the summer of 1863, and Whetstone was standing on a second-floor porch in Gettysburg when he called out to a neighbor to be careful crossing the street.
The Battle of Gettysburg was underway and bullets were flying everywhere.
The woman crossed safely, but then, in an instant, it was Whetstone who took a hit.
He survived, but the wound may have haunted him for the rest of his life and possibly contributed to his death.