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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 […]

Joshua A. Reed – Released Prisoner Dies at Home in Barry Township

The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Card for Joshua A. Reed notes that this resident of Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, died at home during May 1865.  Other records indicate that his death was due to “effects of prison.” Joshua A. Reed was born in Barry Township about 1834, although some records indicate his birth year may […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 138 – 144 and Path

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features seven graves in the second circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 138.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 138 through 144.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]