The One Hundred Forty Eighth Pennsylvania Infantry is honored by a monument and a secondary monument at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 11, 1889.
What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite.
What size is it? Monument: approx. 14 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 3 in.
Who made it? P. F. Eisenbrown & Sons, fabricator.
What does it depict? Granite monument with trefoil reliefs, four corner columns, cap with relief shields, topped by finial of infantry accouterments, including draped drum and rifle. Flank markers have rough bases 4’11″x2’10″; shafts with trefoil top, 4’1″x2’3″.
What does it honor? The location of the monument marks the position held by regiment on the afternoon of July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? RECRUITED IN/CENTRE, CLARION, INDIANA/AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES,/ORGANIZED SEPTEMBER 1, 1862,/MUSTERED OUT JUNE 1, 1865.
When was this photograph taken? May 3, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, West of Ayres Avenue, off Wheatfield Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located in Wheatfield, West of Ayres Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: September 18, 2009.
Location: South Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge. Located on west side of Hancock Avenue. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Dedicated in 1901. Denotes the regimental location on July 3, 1863. Rough hewn granite monument features the Second Corps trefoil on the front face. Inscribed: 148th Regiment / Pennsylvania Infantry / 1st Brigade. 1st Division. 2nd Corps / Occupied this position July 3 1863
Commander: Col. Henry Boyd McKeen (1835-1864). Lumber merchant in Camden, New Jersey. Wounded at Fredericksburg; killed in action at Cold Harbor.
Number Engaged: 468
Casualties: 19 killed, 101 wounded, 5 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant John A. Bayard, Company H, mortally wounded on July 2
- Captain Robert M. Forster, Company C, killed on July 2
Soldiers Buried in the Pennsylvania Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. David A. Ammerman, Company B, B-33
- Cpl. William H. Burrell, Company F, E-7
- Pvt. Joseph Carver, Company C, F-24
- Pvt. Alexander Creighton, Company F, A-4
- Pvt. Frederick Gilhousen, Company I, A-53
- Pvt. John Kunkle, Company E, A-57
- Pvt. Harrison Long, Company I, A-56
- Cpl. Thomas McCullough, Company I, A-59
- Pvt. George Osman, Company C, B-53
Raised: Centre, Clarion, and Jefferson counties.
Notable Facts: Regiment was sometimes called the Centre County Regiment.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, September 8, 1862. Moved to Cockeysville, Md., September 9-10, 1862, and guard duty on Northern Central Railroad until December 9, 1862. Unattached, Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Corps, Middle Department. Moved to Falmouth, Va., December 9-18, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 14-July 24. Skirmish at Haymarket June 25. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Expedition to Port Conway August 31-September 4. Richardson’s Ford September 1. Duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad and the Rappahannock until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. South side of the Rappahannock October 12. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly’s Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton’s Ford February 6-7. Duty near Stevensburg until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 9-10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Milford Station May 20. Reconnaissance by Regiment across North Anna River May 22. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 21-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg. July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream’s Station, Weldon Railroad, August 25. Assault on Davidson’s Confederate Battery October 27. Front of Forts Morton and Sedgwick October 29. Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Gravelly Run March 29. Boydton Road or Hatcher’s Run March 30-31. Crow’s House, White Oak Road, March 31. Sutherland Station April 2. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out near Alexandria June 1, 1865. Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 198 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 183 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.
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