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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 […]

Monuments at Pennsylvania – 46th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 46th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue on Culp’s Hill.  It was dedicated in September 1889 as part of the installment of multiple monuments to Pennsylvania regiments.  The drawing of the monument (above) is from the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s coverage of the monument dedications.  A view of the […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road.  The drawing of the monument appeared with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889 on the dedication and re-dedication of Gettysburg battlefield monuments. For more information about this monument and the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry as well as an […]

Albert P. Schoffstall – 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry

Albert P. Schoffstall (1830-1902) is buried at the Donaldson Cemetery, Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a Civil War veteran having served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a 2nd Lieutenant.  On 22 April 1861 Albert enrolled at Llewellyn, Schuylkill County and then reported to Harrisburg to be mustered into service.  At the […]

John Houser – 46th Pennsylvania Infantry

On 29 June 1915, the Harrisburg Patriot reported that the estate of John Houser, a Civil War veteran, would be divided between his wife and two daughters, according to the provisions of his will, which was filed the day before in Dauphin County Court.  The body of John Houser had been found in Lemoyne a […]