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Monuments at Gettysburg – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road.  The drawing of the monument appeared with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889 on the dedication and re-dedication of Gettysburg battlefield monuments. For more information about this monument and the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry as well as an […]

William W. Jones – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

COL. WILLIAM W. JONES COL. WILLIAM W. JONES, train dispatcher and yardmaster, Summit Branch railroad, Lykens, Pa. He was born at Llandilo, Caermarthenshire, Wales, August 22, 1827. His father, John J. Jones, was also born in Wales, where he spent his younger days as keeper for the estate of Lord De Never. In 1829 he […]

26th Pennsylvania Infantry – Emergency of 1863 – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 6 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 two plaques recognizing the men who […]

Obituary of Emanuel Stoneroad

Emanuel Stoneroad, whose name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument, died in 1917 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and his obituary appeared in the Reading Times, 25 June 1917: 4 GENERATIONS SURVIVE HIM Many Descendants Left by Emanuel Stoneroad, Dead at 88 Survived by one daughter, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, Emanuel Stoneroad, […]

John J. Rathvon – Obituary Notes More War Service than Supporting Records

The name of John Rathvon appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument as someone who served in the Civil War from the Millersburg area.  When and how did he serve is the focus of this blog post. The obituary of John J. Ratahvon appeared in the Elizabethville Echo on 8 December 1932: Millersburg Veteran Buried on […]