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Smethport in McKean County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Bucktails”

 
 
"The Bucktails" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 4, 2004
1. "The Bucktails" Marker
Inscription. At the call of Colonel Thomas L. Kane, 100 Civil War volunteers assembled here on April 24, 1861, to go to Harrisburg. Tails of buck deer, worn as distinctive insignia, provided the name of the famed 42d Regiment, of which they were the core.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 48.575′ N, 78° 26.834′ W. Marker is in Smethport, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smethport PA 16749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKean County (a few steps from this marker); Smethport (a few steps from this marker); Tidewater Pipe Company (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mount Equity Plantation (approx. 7 miles away); Kinzua Viaduct (approx. 8 miles away); Port Allegany (approx. 8.2 miles away); Rixford World War I Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Saint Mary's Church (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smethport.
 
Also see . . .  "The Bucktails" - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
"The Bucktails" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 2, 2010
2. "The Bucktails" Marker
In front of the McKean County Court House
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Thomas L. Kane, Union General. image. Click for full size.
3. Thomas L. Kane, Union General.
1861: Birth of Civil War Bucktail Regiment image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
4. 1861: Birth of Civil War Bucktail Regiment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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