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Monuments at Gettysburg – 115th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 115th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on DeTrobriand Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 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 […]

115th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  29 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 […]

Aaron Weaver Buried at Killinger – Was He a Civil War Veteran?

Aaron Weaver, who was born 30 October 1843, and who died on 18 July 1923, is buried at the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Killinger, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave site, there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder, which recognizes him as an honorably discharged veteran of the Civil War.  However, efforts to locate a good […]

John Peters – Saved By Surgeons, Pensioned, But Died in Soldiers’ Home in 1886

John Peters was born in Ulster County, New York, but when the time came to serve in the Civil War, he was in Philadelphia, and it was there that he enrolled in the 115th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Sergeant, on 9 April 1862.  Supposedly, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on 26 January […]

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 – […]