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62nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on August 4, 2011

(Part 54 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 62nd 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 62nd 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 62nd 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 62nd 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 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry :

Note:  At the present time, no veterans from the Lykens Valley area have been identified in this regiment.  Since research is still being conducted to determine the Civil War regiments in which many of the Lykens Valley area veterans served, it is possible that some names will be added in the future.  Research is on-going and corrections and additions are always welcome.  Readers are invited to submit comments about any veteran found on this plaque, whether or not they have a connection to the Lykens Valley areaClick here for map.

Information for this post was taken from the files of the Civil War Research Project.  A separate digital file is kept on each soldier who is included in the list of veterans.  Information is sought on any men from the Lykens Valley area who were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War.


6 Responses to “62nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Joss Reeves says:

    Thanks! I have never seen this plaque before. I hope to visit the battlefield one day. I have my personal appreciation of the 62nd on my genealogy site at http://www.jossreeves.com/gettysburg.html . I am in awe of the courage of these men!

  2. Ron Bay says:

    My 2nd Cousin (5X removed), PVT David J(ackson) Watt(s) served in CO “I”, 62nd REGT, PA Infantry. Have visited Gettysburg before, but never aware of the connection until I started doing Genelogical Research

  3. George Glenn says:

    My 2nd cousin 3x removed, Alex Glenn, was also in Company I, 62nd Pennsylvania. He was later wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness and was ultimately discharged.

  4. Alan Buehler says:

    Thanks for posting this plaque. My great-great grandfather was Patrick McAllister of Pittsburgh who was with Co. F of the 62nd. Regimental history lists him as prisoner from 30 April 63 through 1 Jan 64 but individual pay card copies I obtained from Nat’l Archives years ago show he was captured at Gettysburg. My hypothesis is that the regimental history was from some regimental pay records and he was last paid on 30 April 63 (it appears enlisted men were paid every to months and the regiment was on road to Hanover PA on 30 June).
    Now I’m wondering if his was the name removed (notice blank space where name was removed under corporals in Co. F).
    Any suggestions on researching how names were originally included and then added or deleted to the PA memorial at Gettysburg? I would love to find out if my ancestors name was originally included but later removed and why.

  5. Donna Conzett says:

    My Great Great Grandfather was John L Cribbs. He served in Company E during the Battle of Gettysburg. I am proud and pleased to find his name on this plaque!

  6. Verna Toftum says:

    My great grandfather, Isadore Murr, served with the 62nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Company G. After he was mustered out, he married and moved to Wisconsin. I recently visited the Memorial at Gettysburg, and found his name on the bronze plaque.

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