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Monuments at Gettysburg – 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

A monument at Gettysburg to the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry is located on North Slocum Avenue near Culp’s Hill.  It was originally dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1885.  A second memorial to this regiment, the Rock Creek Monument, was erected in 1904 and is located off Confederate Avenue.  The drawing (above) was part of […]

28th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 7 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 […]

Samuel H. Sharron – 1890 Millersburg Veterans’ Census, But Not Civil War?

Occasionally a post-Civil War veteran’s name appears in the 1890 Census along with regiment and dates of service. Usually though, the military service given begins late in 1865 and ends about three years later, which was the usual term of enlistment in a United States infantry regiment.  In the case of Samuel H. Sharron, who […]

William A. Loomis – Mennonite Born in Halifax Who Served in Civil War

The above family card for Anthony Wayne Loomis (1806-1864) was found in the Mennonite Vital Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1750-2014, available on Ancestry.com. It shows a child, William A. Loomis, born 27 December 1842, married Harriet Thomas, and died 4 September 1900.  The card states that Anthony Wayne Loomis lived in Halifax, Pennsylvania. On […]

Rev. Uriah Gambler – Served Churches in Elizabethville, Berrysburg & Tower City

Originally, the name of Uriah Gambler was added to the Civil War Project as a result of his name being found in the Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Veterans’ Census of 1890.  After researching him further and his grave and obituary located, it was found that he was born in Berks County, that he was a United […]