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Monuments at Gettysburg – 148th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 148th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located in the Wheat Field along Ayers Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the first monument to this regiment at Gettysburg;  the second monument is located on Hancock Avenue and was dedicated in 1901. The drawing of the 1889 monument […]

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 […]

Rev. Joel Light – Served in Valley View-Hegins Area

A brief obituary of Rev. Joel Light appeared in the Reading Times, 25 February 1904: REV. JOEL LIGHT Rev. Joel Light died at his home, in Lebanon, of general debility, yesterday morning aged about 70 years.  He was one of the best known ministers in the United Brethren Conference and had charges at various times […]