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69th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on August 10, 2011

(Part 57 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 69th 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 69th 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 69th 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 69th 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 69th Pennsylvania Infantry:

John Ritz

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.


One Response to “69th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Jane kiniry says:

    My husband’s great grandfather, David Kiniry , was a member of the 69th,Pa. Volunteers. He emigrated from Cork County, Ireland to Phila.,Pa. It is believed he was a member of Emmitt’s Guards. He joined the 24th Pa. Regiment then later enlisted in the 69th, Pa., Volunteers, Co.C. He was promoted to sergeant & was the Coloured Seirgeant who carried & held the Green flag in the 3 day Battle of Gettsburg. Specially at Pickett’s Charge. David was wounded in the right hip at the battle at Ream’s Station, Va in August of 1864. He spent the next year in hospital. & was honorably discharge at the end of the Civil War. The rest of his life was spend raising a family of 6 children. He was a tailor by trade. But he was plagued the rest of his life by his war injury. In June 14, 1914 he once again carried the “Colours “. . He was joined in the procession by his life long friend, Michael Brady. Sergeant Brady had carried the American flag during Pickett’s Charge . David died in Nov. of1922. He is believed to have been the last surviving member of his regiment. His family still lives in the Phila., area. And until this day his name is carried on by his GGG grandson, David Joseph Kiniry, 6th

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