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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1750.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smethport PA 16749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smethport Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); McKean County (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square" (a few steps from
"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
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this marker); Smethport (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McKean County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 1861: Birth of Civil War Bucktail Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 26, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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