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Edward Pugh of Lykens – 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Edward Pugh was born 6 April 1843 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the last-known child of English immigrants Samuel Pugh and Catherine Philpot.  The two oldest children, Peter Pugh and John Pugh were born in England.  The third child, Elizabeth Pugh, was born in Pennsylvania after the parents arrived in Philadelphia in 1836 aboard the ship […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 116th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia Inquirer article of 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen on Stephen […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 106th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located adjacent to the Copse of Trees on Hancock Avenue.  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 on Emmitburg Road at the Codori farmhouse. The drawing of the monument […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road.  It was dedicated in 1888 and turned over to the Memorial Association. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia Inquirer article of 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 56th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located west of the town of Gettysburg on Reynolds Avenue.  It was dedicated as part of the group of monuments paid for by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1889.  The drawing of the monument (above) is from the Philadelphia Inquirer article describing the monument dedications.  For a picture […]