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Petersburg National Battlefield – Monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at the Crater

| May 10, 2013

Located at the “The Crater” at the Petersburg National Battlefield, is a monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  The monument is in the design of a stone podium with inscriptions on the top face and on the front side. The front face of the monument reads: Went into action 30 July 1864, 780 men […]

Petersburg National Battlefield – Monument to the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Crater

| April 11, 2013

Located at the fence around “The Crater” at the Petersburg National Battlefield, is the monument to the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.  The monument is in the design of a stone podium with the inscription on the top face. “Crater of mine excavated by 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Burnside’s 9th Corps, 30 July 1864.” The fuse […]

The Gettysburg Address

| January 6, 2013

The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, 19 November 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.  The historical marker […]

Some Views of Andersonville and Andersonville National Cemetery

| December 16, 2012

   The Andersonville Confederate Military Prison opened in February, 1864 and was in existence until its liberation in May 1865.  The prison site is 25.5 acres and today consists of some reconstructions including portions of the stockade fence.  Although it was the most notorious of all the prisoner of war facilities, it was not alone […]

The New York and New Jersey Monuments at Andersonville, Georgia

| December 15, 2012

Andersonville was the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp where, of the 45,000  Union soldiers who were incarcerated there, nearly 13,000 died of disease, starvation and communicable diseases.  In prior posts, the Pennsylvania Memorial at Andersonville, Georgia, was featured on this blog.  In today’s post, the monuments to the soldiers who were from Pennsylvania’s neighboring […]