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74th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

Posted By on August 15, 2011

(Part 60 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 74th 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 74th 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 74th 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 74th 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 74th 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 veteransInformation is sought on any men from the Lykens Valley area who were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War.


5 Responses to “74th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg”

  1. Jim Smith says:

    Thanks for your work regarding the 74th PA. I have a drum used by Co.F Drummer Peter Guibert who was detailed to the Brigade Band during the summer of 1863. Peter enlisted in 1861 in Pittsburgh, and later served until 1865 with the 77th PA.

    On May 26, 1913 Peter beat a tatoo on his drum at the Pittsburg-Allegheny City Hall and headed east to the Gettysburg 50th Anniversary Reunion. Newspapers in Adams County reported his arrival on June 13th after covering the 200 miles from Pittsburg(h).

    This year on May 26th I shall beat a tatoo on Peter’s old drum at the site of the old City Hall and follow in his footsteps to Gettysburg — arriving in time for the Civil War Brass Band Festival. Peter was born in 1844 and I was born in 1944.

  2. Joel Cribbs says:


    I am interested in supporting your journey. Please contact me.

  3. Jim Smith says:

    Just got your note and have been trying to get back in touch. Left a couple of messages at the last telephone number I had for you in Youngwood/Greensburg.

  4. Linda Seamon says:

    Dear Jim,

    Joel Cribbs gave me your info and I was wondering if on your “Trek” you might be able to include Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian church on June 9,2013.This is an Historic Church that was on the retreat from Gettysburg and was used as a hospital. This is a special 150th Commemorative Service for us .Thank you.(Your “trek” sounds really inspirational) We will be more than happy to make a monetary contribution.

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