Posted By Norman Gasbarro on February 26, 2011
(Part 6 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg). Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg. This post will present the two plaques recognizing the men who served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry, Emergency Forces of 1863. By clicking on the plaque it should enlarge so the names can be more clearly read. Following the plaques is a list of the men who have thus far been identified as eligible for inclusion in this Civil War Research Project who, it is believed, served for a time in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry. Not all the names may appear on the Pennsylvania Memorial plaques. If a name does not appear, it could be that the soldier did serve in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry, but was not part of the regiment during its days at Gettysburg – or it could mean that the soldier was erroneous included in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry list. There could also be errors on the plaques. Readers are invited to submit comments about any names appearing below, or on the plaques, especially if they believe the soldier was from the Lykens Valley area and should be included in this study.
Men from the Lykens Valley area who probably served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry, Emergency Forces of 1863:
Cyrus Bitterman — William H. Bordner — Byron Brock (alias Byron H. Carnes) —Hiram H. Bueck — Peter Alyosius Campbell — Byron H. Carnes (alias Byron Brock) —Emanuel W. Deibler — Isaac Snowden Finton — Jacob Forney — William Fuller — Henry W. “Harry” Henninger — Cornelius Hochlander — Jacob Franklin Hoffman — Michael M. Hoffman — David Israel — William W. Jones — Daniel Keiser — George Keiser — Jonas Keiser — William B. Kershner — Daniel K. Klinger — Jacob Klinger — Jonathan Klinger — Daniel Yeager Lenker — Jacob H. Lenker — John Henry Mark — Henry Matter — Samuel S. Matter — William Henry Maurer —Edward Miller — Martin Mumma — Joel B. Myers — Henry Pell — James L. Pell — John Pettiger — John Rettinger — Obediah J. “Obed” Riegle — Jonas Row — Franklin Sarge — John S. Spotz — John William Steever — Emanuel Stoneroad — William H. Stutzman — James Thomas — Elias T. Troutman — Martin Troutman — Aaron Updegrove — John Wingert — John Wesley Witmer — Oliver Wolcott — Alfred Nathaniel Woodside — Levi Workman.
Information for this post was taken from the files of the Gratz Historical Society. A separate digital file is kept on each of the above-named men. Information is sought on any men from the Lykens Valley area who were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War.