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Monuments at Pennsylvania – 46th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 46th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue on Culp’s Hill.  It was dedicated in September 1889 as part of the installment of multiple monuments to Pennsylvania regiments.  The drawing of the monument (above) is from the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s coverage of the monument dedications.  A view of the […]

John Houser – 46th Pennsylvania Infantry

On 29 June 1915, the Harrisburg Patriot reported that the estate of John Houser, a Civil War veteran, would be divided between his wife and two daughters, according to the provisions of his will, which was filed the day before in Dauphin County Court.  The body of John Houser had been found in Lemoyne a […]

46th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  30 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 […]

Thomas J. Elder Leaves Estate to Paxton Church

Previously on this blog, the question was asked:  “Who was Thomas Elder and Why Was He Visiting Elizabethville in 1908?”  The original story of his visit appeared in a Lykens Valley area newspaper in that year and stated that he was visiting family and friends on his way to Philadelphia to raise the new 46-star […]

Samuel B. Pottiger of Halifax

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT HALIFAX; 78 YEARS OLD Halifax, 22 June 1919 — Samuel B. Pottiger, a veteran of the Civil War, died here yesterday in his seventy-eighth year, following a brief illness caused by paralysis.  He was for the greater part of his life a prominent citizen of this place and for forty-four […]