Civil War Blog

A project of PA Historian

Monuments at Gettysburg – 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 107th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located northwest of the town of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia Inquirer article of 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen on Stephen Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg Web Site which has more information about […]

107th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 41 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 […]

Joseph E. Peters Jr. – Located in Elizabethville Area After War

Joseph Edwin Peters Jr. served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private during the Civil War.  A brief sketch of him, edited from information found in Captain Enders Legion, pages 173-174, is as follows: Joseph E. Peters Jr. was born 12 July 1843 in Mahantongo, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Joseph […]

Brave Johnny Hoover of Elizabethville

A photocopy of a crumpled newspaper story has been found in the Project files.  The clipping is entitled “Brave Johnny Hoover” and tells the story of a man from the Lykens Valley who is said to be the youngest soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War.  In addition to being named in the […]

March 2015 Posts

A listing of the March 2015 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Monuments at Gettysburg – 107th Pennsylvania Infantry Two Lost Men with a Lykens Township Connection Monuments at Gettysburg – 109th Pennsylvania Infantry February 2015 Posts Capt. James K. Helms of Schuylkill Haven & Pottsville Obituary of Albert G. Cummings – […]