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49th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on March 16, 2011

(Part  11 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 plaque recognizing the men who served in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry.  By clicking on the plaque it should enlarge so the names can be more clearly read.  Following the plaque 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 49th 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 49th 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 49th Pennsylvania Infantry list.  There could also be errors on the plaque.  Readers are invited to submit comments about any names appearing below, or on the plaque, especially if they believe the soldier was from the Lykens Valley area and should be included in this study.

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Men from the Lykens Valley area who probably served in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry:

Nathan Goodman — William Lodge — Isaac B. Moyer — John Murphy — Levi Reed — Peter Rubenthal — John Walborn

Information for this post was taken from the files of the Civil War Research Project.  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.


6 Responses to “49th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Jerry Frazer says:

    I am the great grandson of Stephen Transue. Sergeant Company D, I’d like to know more about the 49th.

  2. Scott Goodman says:

    Hello Norman,

    I just found George Washington Wills name on the 49th’s plaque.Co.B.
    George was married to my 2nd Great Grandfather’s oldest daughter,Sarah Catherine Goodman from Mill Creek,Huntingdon County,Pa.

    I have an unusual number of Civil War Veteren realatives from Huntingdon and Blair Counties,Pa. All patriotic young lads.


  3. Eileen wilson says:

    My great great great uncle Andrew Jackson Yeager served in the 49th pa and was at Gettysburg but is not included on this monument what can be done to recognize him

  4. Joe Kelly says:

    I just purchased a nice cdv ink id of Samuel H McCormick who rose to Sgt and was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House he had been transferred to company A from Company I Ill try to get you guys a copy

  5. Tina says:

    I just tripped across this today, how cool that you posted it! Jacob Smith, Company C, was my g-g-g grandfather. He mustered out at Cold Harbor, and was a member of the GAR later in life. I work on the conservation project of artifacts from the USS Monitor, and wonder sometimes if he saw our little ironclad when they were boarding and disembarking from troop transports off of Newport News and Hampton (Fort Monroe). It’s a neat connection and continuity.

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