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

Amos Humiston

Company C, 154th New York Volunteers

 
 
Amos Humiston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Amos Humiston Marker
Inscription. Near this spot on July 1, 1863 a Union soldier fell mortally wounded. When a local resident found the unidentified body, he also discovered a photograph of three children. News of this poignant find was soon widely covered by the press, and copies of the photograph were distributed and sold for charity. One of these reached Mrs. Phylinda Humiston of Portville, New York, who now realized that her husband, Sergeant Amos Humiston of Company C, 154th New York Volunteers, had been killed. The plight of the Humiston children - Frank, Frederick, and Alice - touched an outpouring of sympathy and donations from throughout the North, leading to the establishment of a Soldier's Orphan's Home in Gettysburg in 1866. Sergeant Humiston's body was removed from here to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 39° 49.921′ N, 77° 13.722′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Stratton Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located next to the Gettysburg Fire Department Building. 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. Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); a site for two legends
Close Up Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Close Up
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettys Crossroads and Tavern (about 400 feet away); a pathway to safety (about 400 feet away); "harboring Confederates" (about 500 feet away); Western Maryland Station (about 600 feet away); The Sheads-Buehler Building (about 600 feet away); Gettysburg R.R. Depot (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 154th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Amos Humiston: Union Soldier Who Died at the Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Amos Humiston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Amos Humiston Marker
Copy of the Photo image, Click for more information
4. Copy of the Photo
Copy of the photo found on Amos Humiston's body.
(Image Source: Wikipedia).
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,765 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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