Veterans of the Civil War formed a number of "posts" in Allegheny County. These posts kept attendance and detailed records of their activities. Records preserved at the library of Soldier's and Sailor's Hall in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh show that the activities of the posts included caring for widows and orphans of veterans. The Major A. M. Harper Post 181 also erected a monument in Braddock Cemetery, on Locust St.
Three road fan out from the Braddock Cemetery gate. The right and middle roads outline diamond-shaped Section 1, and meet at the A. M. Harper Post Circle, containing a monument shaped like the Washington Monument. The monument stands on a square pedestal. The 66 names listed here are inscribed on the four faces of the pedestal.
The monument is circled by a high iron fence, and surrounding the fence are a circle of brass plates marking graves. Only a few of the veterans named on the monument seem to be buried around the monument. The others may be in family plots elsewhere. Some members of the post may be buried in local cemeteries which reflected their religious beliefs.
A. R. ADAMS 9 July 1898 CO 3 5th PA HEAVY ARTY JAMES G. ARGYLE 16 Feb 1889 128th PA VOLS A. J. BAER 26 Jan 1862 3rd PA VOLS HENRY R. BEAM 21 Aug 1876 1st OHIO LT INFTY BORT A. BELL 26 Sept 1879 89th PA VOLS ROBT. BENNETT 5 Aug 1899 CO F 54th RGT PA VOLS FRANCIS BRITT 23 July 1868 29th OHIO AUG. BROCKSMITH 21 Aug 1895 9th PA VOLS ANDREW BROWN 1 June 1884 78th PA VOLS SAMUEL CARVEY 19 Jan 1864 8th PA VOLS JOHN CHURCHFIELD 9 Aug 1887 100th PA VOLS THOMAS CLARK 18 July 1895 48th PA VOLS MICHAEL DOUGHERTY 29 Apr 1881 79th PA VOLS ISSAC EDMONDS 4 Apr 1898 192nd PA VOLS EMANUEL EDWARDS MEXICAN WAR JEREMIAH EVANS 6 Sept 1887 1st US COL. ART SAMUEL T. FLANNER 26 June 1885 1st PA LIGHT ARTY DANIEL GALLAGHER 11 Mar 1897 6th US CAV SAMUEL GANGWAY 10 Oct 1873 7th PA CAVY THOS. GEORGE 10 Sept 1876 198th PA VOLS HUGH GETTINS 6 Apr 1882 8th PA VOLS LESTER GIBSON 6 Sept 1864 193rd PA VOLS THOS. W. GRAHAM 28 July 1898 CO H 101st PA VOLS SAMUEL GRUBBS 8 Sept 1881 11th MARYLAND SAMUEL HART 14 Aug 1899 CO C 63rd RGT PA VOLS PATRICK HESSON 26 Dec 1883 5th US ARTY JNO. JAMES 9 Sept 1881 8th PA VOLS CAPT. W. R. JONES 28 Sept 1889 33rd & 97th PA VOLS - CHAIRMAN OF MONUMENTAL COMMITTEE JOHN L. JONES 20 July 1898 SECT CO F 47th PA VOLS LESTER KENDALL 2 Dec 1898 24th MASS. VOLS. JNO. KING 4 Apr 1887 6th PA HEAVY ART CAPT THOMAS H. LAPSLEY 4 Apr 1891 54th PA VOLS OLIVER S. McCLURE 30 May 1882 50th OHIO WM. McCOMBS 24 Nov 1899 5th HEAVY ARTY JOHN McCRACKEN 2 Dec 1861 29th PA VOLS PATRICK McGREEVY 26 Sept 1885 49th PA VOLS HUGH McGREEVY 17 Nov 1898 CO L 6th HEAVY ARTY J. J. MILLS 17 Apr 1892 3rd PA VOLS ABE MOORE, JR. 10 July 1874 97th PA VOLS JOHN MORAN May 1892 28th PA VOLS MATH. NOTER 7 Dec 1880 35th PA VOLS GEO. H. OPTON 2 June 1862 9th PA VOLS ZACK OSKIN 19 Nov 1892 15th CAV WM. PROBST 28 Feb 1891 74th PA VOLS J. R. QUIGLEY 14 July 1894 9th PA VOLS JOSHUA REYNOLDS 17 Mar 1884 98th PA VOLS JOHN RILING 18 Mar 1895 6th PA HEAVY ARTY JOSEPH C. RISTON 25 Oct 1899 CORPL CO B 123rd PA VOLS R. C. ROBERTS 10 Dec 1886 US MARINES WM. ROBINSON 14 Nov 1890 110th PA VOLS SAMUEL ROTHRAUFF 15 Dec 1865 US MARINE CORPS FRANCIS RUSSELL 22 May 1887 140th PA VOLS W. A. SANDLER 9 Oct 1898 4th PA CAV GEO. SHEARER 17 Oct 1867 9th PA VOLS ROBT. SICKMAN 3 Feb 1896 62nd PA VOLS JAMES McK SNODGRASS 4 June 1883 9th PA VOLS J. D. SNYDER 21 Jan 1898 P. V. LIGHT ARTY CONRAD SPIDEL 27 Sept 1883 74th PA VOLS H. C. TEETTERS 10 Apr 1889 21st CAV A. L. E. WALLACE 12 Aug 1890 123rd PA VOLS JOHN N. WALTERS 31 Mar 1897 5th PA ARTY PHILIP WASHNER 5 May 1873 7th PA VOLS JNO. WILLIAMS 6 Apr 1873 77th PA VOLS THOMAS WILSON 19 Apr 1894 1st POTC. MD. VOLS. JOS. WOLFORD 2 June 1886 63rd PA VOLS WALTER YOUNG 23 May 1891 THOMPSON BATTERY