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Franklin in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont

(1825 - 1874)

 
 
Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2019
1. Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont Marker
Inscription.  

Brig. Gen. McCalmont was a Franklin attorney whose law office was at this location. He was the Assistant Attorney General under President James Buchanan, serving from 1858 through 1861. In 1862, as a Captain in the Union Army, he recruited a Venango County company of volunteers for the 142nd Pennsylvania Regiment known as the Petroleum Guards. In the fall of 1864, he became Colonel of the 208th Pennsylvania Regiment. He fought in many major battles throughout Virginia, as well as at Gettysburg.
 
Erected 2015 by Franklin City Council and Others.
 
Location. 41° 23.869′ N, 79° 49.593′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Elk Street south of 12th Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is adjacent to the Venango County Courthouse Annex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1174 Elk Street, Franklin PA 16323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Venango County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Veterans Memorial

Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2019
2. Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont Marker
(about 300 feet away); Venango County Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away); Venango County (about 300 feet away); George Bissell (about 400 feet away); Venango County Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); Galena-Signal Oil Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alfred Brunson McCalmont (1825-1874). (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Extracts from Letters Written by Alfred B. McCalmont, 1862–1865 (Penn State Open Access). (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Alfred Brunson McCalmont at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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