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57th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on March 18, 2011

(Part  12 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 57th 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 57th 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 57th 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 57th 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 57th Pennsylvania Infantry:

Henry A. Byerly — Joseph M. Enders — Jacob Geist — Lyman Peifer — Henry Sallade — Daniel Snyder

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.


4 Responses to “57th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. My great grandfather fought 4 years in the Civil War. We recently found his name on
    the Pa. Monument @ Gettysburg in Company H, 57th Infantry. It has his name spelled
    Storck which was the common spelling of our last name in the 1800’s & early 1900’s.
    He lived in Tamaqua on Rolling Mill Ave and we think he joined the Union Army in
    Philadelphia & was in a unit of mostly Germans from the Panther Valley & his unit in
    Phila. had Prussian officers. We believe he is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in
    Tamaqua some where around the Civil War section. His name is on the monument
    there spelled the same way – George Storck. My father and grandfather never talked
    about this man that I can remember. Other living family members say the same.
    If you would have any further information on him we would appreciate it. We believe he emigrated from Bavaria.

  2. Michael Servey says:

    Alfred Sarvey Co E. 57th Pa Infantry. Appears on plaque but must be noted son of Daniel W. Servey of Co. I 4th PA Cavalry and Nephew of Albert J. Servey of Co I. 4th PA Cavalry. All are listed on plaque but relationship must be noted. Thank you – Michael Servey (all records have been researched from primary resources through Military Pension records)

  3. Richard Howell says:

    Lieut. Henry Hinds,Co.A..wounded and captured at Gettysburg and sent to Libby Prison.Took part in mass escape attempt..go to findagrave.com memorial 31840808 to view photos and a short bio..

  4. Harry Roach says:

    James Sharp, Co. I, was captured at Gettysburg. Bates erroneously lists him as dying at “Andersonville, Dec 25, 1863.” (Andersonville did not open until February 1864). In fact, James Sharp died Dec 23, 1863 at the Belle Isle camp in the James River at Richmond, and was burial No. 98. After the war his body was re-interred at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond (Grave 250). In 1928, his body was moved to the Richmond National Cemetery (Grave 280, Section 4A). All this is documented in Federal records, any of which I am happy to send jpegs to interested parties.

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