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Monuments at Gettysburg – 95th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 95th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road and east of Crawford Avenue.  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 […]

95th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  23 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 […]

Robert Newton of Williamstown – Alias “Richard Noble”

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census for Williamtown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Robert Newton, alias Richard Noble, reported that he had served in the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, as a Private.  He was located in the records of that regiment under the name Richard Noble. The Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card from the Pennsylvania Archives gave the […]

Henry Keiser – Wedding Photo Discovered!

Previously on this blog, a portion of the diary of Henry Keiser of Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was presented under the title, The Henry Keiser Diary – Furlough, Marriage, Return to the Front. At the time of that writing, no picture was available of Henry Keiser in his Civil War uniform, and the only picture […]

William A. Loomis – Mennonite Born in Halifax Who Served in Civil War

The above family card for Anthony Wayne Loomis (1806-1864) was found in the Mennonite Vital Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1750-2014, available on Ancestry.com. It shows a child, William A. Loomis, born 27 December 1842, married Harriet Thomas, and died 4 September 1900.  The card states that Anthony Wayne Loomis lived in Halifax, Pennsylvania. On […]