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Monuments at Gettysburg – 31st Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 19, 2014

The 31st Pennsylvania Infantry (2nd Pennsylvania Reserve) Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on the eastern edge of the Wheatfield on Ayres Avenue.  It was not dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until 1890 and thus it was not pictured in the 1889 article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The picture of […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 30th Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 13, 2014

The 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (1st Pennsylvania Reserves) Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on Ayres Avenue.  It was not dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until 1890 and thus it was not pictured in the 1889 article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The picture of the monument is from Steve Recker’s Virtual […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 29th Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 9, 2014

The 29th Pennsylvania Infantry  Monument at Gettysburg, pictured above in a drawing that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1889, was actually the second monument to that regiment that was placed on the battlefield.  The first was erected in 1885 and is close to the second, southeast of Gettysburg, on Culp’s Hill and Slocum Avenue.  […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 3, 2014

A monument at Gettysburg to the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry is located on North Slocum Avenue near Culp’s Hill.  It was originally dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1885.  A second memorial to this regiment, the Rock Creek Monument, was erected in 1904 and is located off Confederate Avenue.  The drawing (above) was part of […]

More Information on Correcting Errors on the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| August 27, 2014

In August 2012, here on this blog, a post was published entitled “Correcting Errors on the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monument.”  That post was written following the discovery by Patty Shoemaker Giroult that the National Park Service (NPS) was no longer correcting errors on battlefield monuments.  This information came to her as a result of an attempt […]