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.
Co. C. 1st N.Y.
Who was killed on this spot
June 22, 1863
killed in action
defender of the Union
Corporal Rihl Post
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 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 •
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 1,272 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.