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Since the battle of Gettysburg and even before, myriads of tales, aightings and unconventional occurances associatedwith Gettysburg have been abundant. One legend, in particular, is worthy of repeating here, for tangible testimony exists to the core of the account. Near Devil's Den, to the right of Smith's 4th New York Battery, stands a rock, on which can be found the name, "P.NOEL" carved into it. Some locals in Gettysburg contend that the name was simply a battlefield maintenance worker who, many years ago, carved his name into the rock for reasons only know to him. Others, however, strongly argue that a young girl, named Pauline Noel, was the owner of the name carved into the rock. They said that years ago, Pauline lived in the area on her father's farm. One of the life's enjoyments to pauline was to accoupany her father whenever he worked in the fields. On one disasterous day, Pauline went with her father as usual, enjoying the farming and his company when, the wagon hit a rock, throwing the young girl off. Horrified and in shock, the father jumped off only to find he was too late. What he witnessed was the lifeless body of his sweet daughter Pauline, mangled - and decapitated. They claim that many people through the years have seen the headless body of Pauline Noel roaming the battlefield in search of her head. Legend also maintains that Pauline's spirit, while roaming the battlefield, came upon that rock and, using herfingers, burned her name into that very stone. You may believe whatever you want, but remember Pauline's story when you viit and touch the carved rock. However, - beware to those who dare run their fingers in the etched grooves of P. Noel - there awaits another part of the legend!