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Monuments at Gettysburg – 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry

The 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located north of the town of Gettysburg along Howard avenue on Barlow’s Knoll.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the second monument to this regiment at Gettysburg;  the first monument is located at Wainwright Avenue and was dedicated in 1884 by […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry

The 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Brooke Avenue.  It was dedicated as part of the group of monuments paid for by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1889.  The view of the monument (above) is from Steven Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg Web Site which has more information about […]

153rd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 50 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 […]

53rd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  10 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 […]

Andrew Weir – Immigrant from Scotland & Engineer at Mines

Andrew Weir was born on 19 October 1833 in Scotland and came to the United States about 1855.  By occupation, he was an engineer who worked in the mines around Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where he lived and raised his family. In 1863, he registered for the draft, but was not drafted.  However, he did […]