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Locust St.
Braddock, PA 15104-4876
(412) 271-6375

Major A. M. Harper Post 181 Monument

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.

Names on the Major A. M. Harper Post 181 Monument

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                                                                

A. M. Harper Monument as Organized by Monument Face

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April 30, 2000