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Monuments at Gettysburg – 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry

The 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located west of the town of Gettysburg on Reynolds Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The picture of the monument (above) is from Stephen Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg Web Site which has more information about the monument and the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. A […]

142nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 37 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 […]

James Ferguson – An Army Surgeon’s Story to Save His Life

On 29 January 1863, according to the U.S. Register of Deaths of Volunteers, James Ferguson, a Sergeant of the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, died at the Stanton General Hospital, Washington, D.C., of “vulnus sclopet,” an abbreviation of the Latin term, vulnus sclopeticum, for “gunshot wound.”  The treating surgeon who verified the death was John […]

April 2015 Posts

A listing of the April 2015 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Why Was There a Cross-Burning in Elizabethville? Monuments at Gettysburg – 121st Pennsylvania Infantry Monuments at Gettysburg – 139th Pennsylvania Infantry March 2015 Posts Monuments at Gettysburg – 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Capt. William E. Miller – Medal of Honor at […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – S

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]