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

Civil War Resistance

 
 
Civil War Resistance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
1. Civil War Resistance Marker
Inscription.  Recruitment officer Col. Cyrus Butler was shot and killed by local draft resister Joseph Lounsberry in October 1864 just west of this location. Afterwards, the government sent troops to the county and arrested over 150 men. This included the Bloody Knox incident when another soldier and deserter were killed.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
 
Location. 41° 3.159′ N, 78° 25.67′ W. Marker is near Clearfield, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Goshen Road and Pifer Road, on the right when traveling south on Goshen Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clearfield PA 16830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kurtz Bros. (approx. 1.8 miles away); French and Indian War Expedition (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); High Water Marks (approx. 2 miles away); West Branch Timber to Market 1840s-1907
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(approx. 2 miles away); Cast of Trunk from Prehistoric Tree (approx. 2 miles away); West Branch Eel & Shad Migration (approx. 2 miles away); Clearfield County Bicentennial Raft (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clearfield.
 
Civil War Resistance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
2. Civil War Resistance Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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