Near Olanta in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War Draft Resistance
On December 13, 1864 Tom Adams' log house was surrounded by Capt. Southworth, who marched troops from Philipsburg. Shots were fired killing deserter Adams and federal soldier Edgar Reed in this yard. 18 men were arrested that night at this place, and within a month 150 more were incarcerated. Only New York City had more civil violence than Clearfield County during the war, which ended four months later.
Location. 40° 53.479′ N, 78° 27.688′ W. Marker is near Olanta, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Touch for map. Located at the Bloody Knox Cabin Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6246 Curwensville Tyrone Highway, Olanta PA 16863, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Bloody Knox (a few steps from this marker); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 4.2 miles away); Alexander's Fording (approx. 4.6 miles away); 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.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.