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Monuments at Gettysburg – 84th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 84th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg near the Pennsylvania Monument.  It was dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1889.  The drawing of the monument pictured above is from an article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889. For more information about this […]

84th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 64 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 […]

Lt. John S. Jury – 84th Pennsylvania Infantry & 57th Pennsylvania Infantry

Did Lt. John S. Jury keep the pen that was used to sign the terms of surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, on 9 April 1865, and is that pen still in the possession of the Jury family today?  On 25 June 1982, an interesting article appeared in The Progress, a newspaper covering Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.  The […]

Some Clarifications on Franklin Speese

In the initial Civil War Veterans’ List of this Project, there is a Benjamin Speece [or Speese] and a Franklin Speece [or Speese].  Recent research has proven that this is actually one person, who should be identified as Benjamin Franklin Speece (1828-1906) who served in the 184th Pennsylvania Infantry, and who is buried at Messiah […]

Adam Hand – Tower City Area Veteran Moved to Illinois

One piece of information, a picture of a grave marker, has led to the solving of a mystery about a name found on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.  As a result of finding the picture, much more is now known about Adam Hand, a Civil War veteran from the Tower City area. In a 28 […]