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

Bloody Knox

 
 
Bloody Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. Bloody Knox Marker
Inscription.  On December 13, 1864, Co. C 16th VRC of the Union Army surrounded the Barnett log house at this site and requested the surrender of deserters and draft dodgers. Deserter Tom Adams fired and killed Union Soldier Edgar Reed of New Hampshire. Adams was killed by soldiers and is buried at St. Aloysius. Reed is buried in Philipsburg.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1864.
 
Location. 40° 53.469′ N, 78° 27.685′ W. Marker is in Olanta, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Curwensville Tyrone Highway (Pennsylvania Route 453) 0.1 miles west of Kellytown Road, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Bloody Knox Log Cabin site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olanta PA 16863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Draft Resistance (a few steps from this marker); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 4.2 miles away); Alexander's Fording (approx. 4.6 miles away);
Bloody Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. Bloody Knox Marker
Barnett Log House is in the background
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Alexander Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Curwensville Dam (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hogback (Porter's) Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); McClure Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); The First Church in Clearfield County (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bloody Knox Log Cabin. (Submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bloody Knox Cabin Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
3. Bloody Knox Cabin Sign
Site of Civil War Draft Resistance
Barnett Log House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
4. Barnett Log House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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