Posted By Norman Gasbarro on April 4, 2011
(Part 16 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 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. 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 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. 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 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, but was not part of the regiment during its days at Gettysburg – or it could mean that the soldier was erroneous included in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry 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.
Men from the Lykens Valley area who probably served in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry:
John Allman — Riley Bressler — Simon Brown — William Challenger — Edward Delaney — Gabriel B. Derr — Isaac Snowden Finton — Charles Griner — Daniel Hand — James M. Hart — Philip Hawk — Josiah Heckard —John F. Helt — Michael M. Hoffman — Isaac Kebaugh — Hiram Kimmel — George Kissinger — Josiah Kocher — Charles Kreiner — George Krissinger — Henry Lauinger — William Lebo — Josiah Lentz — Gustavius August Martin — Daniel David Messner — John Mucher — George W. Myers — William Owens — Barnhardt Plotzer Sr. — David John Reasoner — Isaac H. Ressler — John Sager – David H. Shaffer — John H. Spangler — Casper Tschopp — Elias B. Tschopp — Benjamin B. Umberger — William W. Wallace — Benevell Welker — Daniel Wert — Nathaniel Woland — Frederick Yentch — John Youndt — Levi Zerbe
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.