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Who Was Patrick Mullin of the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry?

Patrick Mullin was living in Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1890, and reported to the census that he had served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, with service beginning on 31 October 1861.  However, in the comments section (not shown), he also reported that he deserted on 19 June 1862. […]

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 […]

Mathew A. Taylor – Halifax Native Died in Iowa in 1926

Mathew A. Taylor, who was born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died in New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa, on 21 December 1926.  He was a Civil War veteran and his name appears in the list of veterans from the Halifax, Pennsylvania area.  The portrait of him in his Civil War uniform is from a family […]