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Monuments at Gettysburg – 74th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 74th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located north of the town of Gettysburg at West Howard Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1888 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  A drawing of the monument (above) was available in the Philadelphia Inquirer article describing the regimental histories and ceremonies that took place in 1889.  For a picture […]

74th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 60 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 […]

Aaron Weaver Buried at Killinger – Was He a Civil War Veteran?

Aaron Weaver, who was born 30 October 1843, and who died on 18 July 1923, is buried at the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Killinger, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave site, there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder, which recognizes him as an honorably discharged veteran of the Civil War.  However, efforts to locate a good […]

December 2014 Posts

A listing of the December 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Monuments at Gettysburg – 71st Pennsylvania Infantry Edward Thomas – 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Jacob Kissinger – A Photograph and Additional Documents November 2014 Posts Monuments at Gettysburg – 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Scull Found in 1912 – An African American Who […]

Henry Kemble – Farmer of Northumberland County

Henry “Harry” Kemble, the son of Adam Kembel and Lydia [Zartman] Kemble, was a farmer in Jackson Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War, he served two enlistments, the first of which was from 16 August 1862 in the 136th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, until he received a discharge on a […]