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Lewistown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Logan Guards

of Lewistown, Pennsylvania

 

— First Defenders - 1861 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
1. The Logan Guards Marker
Inscription.  
This militia company, organized in 1858, was one of five in Pennsylvania to answer President Lincoln's Call for Volunteers on April 15, 1861. They rendezvoused at Harrisburg April 17. On their way to Washington they marched through a hostile mob in Baltimore. As the first to arrive at the National Capital they became known as the "First Defenders." While quartered in the barricaded Capitol building President Lincoln personally greeted each man. Nearly all served throughout the war, 31 of the Logans becoming commissioned officers, two reaching the rank of General.

Muster-In Roll
[Not Transcribed - see photos]

Erected 1965 by the Mifflin County Historical Society on the site of the Meeting Hall of Col. Thomas M. Hulings Post No. 176 Grand Army of the Republic; chartered 1868, disbanded 1929.

 
Erected 1965 by Mifflin County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & Patriotism
The Logan Guards Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
2. The Logan Guards Marker
At the Lewistown Municipal Building
War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 40° 36.002′ N, 77° 34.142′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Depot Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Chestnut Street, Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Ohev Sholom Synagogue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fosnot-Wilson Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Apprentices' Literary Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Masonic Temple Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benedict Mansion House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Story of the Logan Guard (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mifflin County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Logan Guard of the First Defenders. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Logan Guards. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band (The Logan Guards)
The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
3. The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll
. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mifflin County (PA) Historical Society. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
4. The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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