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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John White Geary

 
 
John White Geary Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. John White Geary Monument
Inscription. Captain 2d Pennsylvania Infantry December 21 1846. Lieut. Colonel January 7 1847. Colonel November 3 1847. Honorably mustered out July 21 1848.

Colonel 28th Pennsylvania Infantry June 28 1861. Discharged for promotion May 11 1862

Brig. General U.S. Volunteers April 25 1862. Honorably mustered out January 15 1866.

Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers January 12 1865 "For fitness to command and promptness to execute."

Born December 30 1819 at Mt. Pleasant Pa. Died February 8 1873 at Harrisburg Pa.
 
Erected 1914 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.033′ N, 77° 13.196′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Williams Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Slocum Avenue. Click for map. Located in the saddle between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Division (a few steps from this marker); 7th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th [Brooklyn] Infantry, N.Y.S.M. [84th. N.Y. Volunteers] (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 137th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 67th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
John White Geary Monument Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. John White Geary Monument Front Plaque

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Saddle in Culp's Hill Virtual Tour by Markers.
 
Also see . . .  General John W. Geary. Although not a West Point graduate, Geary was well respected for his service in the Mexican-American War. When he formed the 48th Pennsylvania, fifteen companies and a battery worth of troops responded. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
State Seal on Back Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. State Seal on Back
Brig. General John White Geary Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2001
4. Brig. General John White Geary
John White Geary Monument and Division Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. John White Geary Monument and Division Tablet
The monument for General Geary stands at the intersection, while the tablet was placed a few paces north on Slocum Avenue (to the right).
General John W. Geary Photo, Click for full size
6. General John W. Geary
Among the other distinctions, Geary was the first may or San Francisco. Before the war he served a stint as the territorial Governor of Kansas. After the war he served two terms as the Governor of Pennsylvania.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection. Call Number: LC-BH82-2289 A[P&P])
John White Geary Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1997
7. John White Geary
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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