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56th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on March 14, 2011

(Part  9 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 56th 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 56th 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 56th 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 56th 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 56th Pennsylvania Infantry:

George Washington Bowerman —

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 (in this case only on man).  Information is sought on any men from the Lykens Valley area who were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War.


2 Responses to “56th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Mary Jo Piazza says:

    My great grandfather, Elias Jones, of Pittston, Luzerne County, served in the PA 56th Infantry 1861 to 1865. I am understanding that he fought at Gettysburg. I have never seen him or even a picture of him. I would greatly appreciate if anyone knows if I could get a picture somehow. I have been researching him for several years but don’t have enough information. I found his grave in Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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