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Selected War Memorials
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Homestead Cemetery Civil War Memorial

Homestead, PA


On the grounds of the Homestead Cemetery.


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In the center of A Ring is a memorial to Civil War Veterans.
The monument is an armed soldier on a lit pedestal with canons and cannonballs. The monument states:
 “A.D. 1891, Erected to the memory of the country’s defenders by General Griffin Post Number 207 G. A. R. Gen Griffin Circle of number 41,
Ladies of the G/A/ R. , J.S. Hollingshead, Camp number 8. Sons of veterans and the citizens of Homestead and vicinity.”
 Each side of the monument commemorates a Union victory, those battles being: Gettysburg, Appomattox, and Vicksburg.
The monument is surrounded by a circle of 41 graves of war veterans. Many are too weathered to read.
Three of the forty-one tombstones are missing but are marked by Memorial Day Flags.
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 1. broken stone;
 2. Bennett, Joseph B., june 21 1850-jun 30 1934, Bugler Co F, 182 regiment, 21 Pennsylvania Cavalry;
 3. thru 5. illegble;  6. Critchlow, ;  7. Dinkell, George, 1st SGT. COE, 107th PA Infantry;
 8. McWhorter, William S., Co A, 55 PA Infantry;
 9. Hemminger, August, 1835 1897, 11th Corp, 3rd Division, 74th Regt., Co. B, PA Vol, SGT Infantry;
10. Wright, ???, 240th Ohio Inf;
11. Johnston, George, dec 9 1910-jan 8 1952. enlisted june 10 1943, discharged jan 26 1946. Tec 3 110, SW Co 1315 engineers;
12. Granger, ????, died 1912, PA volunteers; 13. illegible; 14.Gh??? ly, ?? died aug 27 1911, 43rd Infantry;
15. ???orry, John, (broken stone); 16. Rice, Elias, 18?7-1918; 17. missing stone, civil war flag marker
18. thru 23. Illegible; 24. missing stone; 25. Celsey?, ?? S. ; 26. - 27. illegible; 28. missing stone
29. - 30. illegible; 31. Palmer, Robert; 32. Negley, Ja?, died march 1910, infantry
33. - 34. illegible; 35. Geiger?; 36. Stoup, ??; 37. - 38. illegible
39 Davies, Ephraim, US Navy; 40. illegible
41. Perry?????

-- Rich Cummings         



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