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Petersburg National Battlefield – Monument to the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Crater

Located at the fence around “The Crater” at the Petersburg National Battlefield, is the monument to the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.  The monument is in the design of a stone podium with the inscription on the top face. “Crater of mine excavated by 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Burnside’s 9th Corps, 30 July 1864.” The fuse […]

148th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 40 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 […]

48th Pennsylvania Infantry – Regimental Memoir

In 1897, The 48th in the War:  Being a Narrative of the Campaigns of the 48 Regiment, Infantry, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion, was published.  The book was written by Oliver Christian Bosbyshell (1839-1921), a member of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. The book contains the following chapters: Chapter I — Organization […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 69 – 77 and Path

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 69.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 69 through 77, followed by the path into the circle (photograph 78) and the path to the inner circle (photograph 79).  All of the stones in this […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 60 – 68

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 60.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 60 through 68.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]