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Monuments at Gettysburg – 147th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 147th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of the town of Gettysburg on Geary Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1885 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 147th Pennsylvania Infantry. A full […]

147th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 39 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 […]

William D. Stites – Obituary & Portrait

Previously on this blog, the Stites Family in the Civil War was featured.  At that time, a portrait of Dr. Samuel Stites (1816-1882), a contract surgeon during the Civil War, was featured, along with some Civil War records of his son, William D. Stites. The portrait at the top of this post is said to […]

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 […]

Isaac Kemble – “The devil can’t chase these little gnats….”

During the Civil War, Isaac Kemble served with the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Corporal, enrolling at Sunbury, Northumberland County on 19 August 1861, and mustered into service in Harrisburg, 2 September 1861.  At the time he was 22 years old (born 1839), was employed as a surveyor, and resided at Sunbury.  He […]