Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Page Nicholson
1842 - 1922
Private 28th Pennsylvania Infantry July 20, 1861. Regimental Commissary Sergeant July 21, 1861. Discharged for promotion September 10, 1862.
First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 28th Pennsylvania Infantry September 10, 1862. Honorably mustered out July 18, 1865.
Brevetted Captain March 13, 186f. "For faithful and meritorious services during the war Major March 13, 1865. "For gallant and and meritorious services in the Savannah and North Carolina Campaign" Lieutenant Colonel March 13, 1865 "For gallant and meritorious services during the war."
Recorder of Pennsylvania Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1879-1922.
Recorder-in-Chief Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1885-1922.
Chairman of the Gettysburg National Park Commission 1893 - 1922
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1861.
Location. 39° 48.876′ N, 77° 14.114′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 125th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second Corps (a few steps from this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
1. John Nicholson
Nicholson served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry during the war and fought at Gettysburg. By war's end he was brevetted to Lieutenant-Colonel. After the war, he was quite active in veterans affairs and battlefield commemoration. Eventually he would become the dominant figure in the Gettysburg commission which formed the early Gettysburg National Military Park. As such, Nicholson made many decisions which shaped the park, framing it even
— Submitted December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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