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

Corporal William H. Rihl

Co. C, 1st N.Y. Cavalry

 
 
Corporal William H. Rihl Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Corporal William H. Rihl Monument
Inscription. (Front):
To the memory of
Corporal William H. Rihl.
Co. C. 1st N.Y.
(Lincoln) Cavalry.
Who was killed on this spot
June 22, 1863

(Left):
The First Union Soldier
killed in action
in Pennsylvania

(Back):
An humble but brave
defender of the Union

(Right):
Erected by
Corporal Rihl Post
G.A.R.
of Greencastle, PA
June 22, 1887

 
Erected 1887 by Corporal Rihl Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 39° 48.24′ N, 77° 43.364′ W. Marker is near Greencastle, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Molly Pitcher Highway (U.S. 11) 0.2 miles south of Craig Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle PA 17225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Soldier to Fall (approx. one mile
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Front Inscription
away); Captain Ulric Dahlgren (approx. one mile away); Colonel John Allison (approx. one mile away); McCullough's Tavern (approx. one mile away); Brown's Mill School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Brown's Mill School (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Also see . . .  The Death of Corporal Rihl. A discussion of the incident which resulted Rihl's death. Also background information about the monument. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Right Inscription
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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