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142nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on June 3, 2011

(Part 37 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 142nd 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 142nd 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 142nd 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 142nd 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 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry :

Thomas L. Davis —- Jacob Sipe

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.


5 Responses to “142nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. melissa kresge says:

    what role, battles did the PA 142nd, in particular, Company G take part in at Gettysburg

  2. Gary Miller says:

    Too 142nd PA Vol. Blog,

    I have a 1858 Canteen that still has 142nd green cloth still on it. The strap has blood stains all over it . It came from a Gettysburg Museum and states that the solider was taken to Linda Lyster house or Gen. George Meade’s Headquarters. The solider died on the ambulance. I have it encased with an American Flag behind it for a place of honor.

    Gary Miller

  3. Harry Anderson says:

    My great- uncle served in the 142nd in Gettysburg. I am working on our family tree. Where can I find more information about the 142nd in this battle?

  4. Clay Coleman says:

    I’ve read that almost every Union unit was photographed at least once during its time of service. Are there any photos of the 142nd especially F company existing? My GGGrandfather served with F Company and was KIA at the Battle of Spottsylvania in 1864. I’ve been trying to locate photos for some time now without much luck, any help would be much appreciated.

    Clay Coleman

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