Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Page Nicholson
1842 - 1922
First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 28th Pennsylvania Infantry September 10, 1862. Honorably mustered out July 18, 1865.
Brevetted Captain March 13, 186f. "For faithful and meritorious services during the war Major March 13, 1865. "For gallant and and meritorious services in the Savannah and North Carolina Campaign" Lieutenant Colonel March 13, 1865 "For gallant and meritorious services during the war."
Recorder of Pennsylvania Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1879-1922.
Recorder-in-Chief Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1885-1922.
Chairman of the Gettysburg National Park Commission 1893 - 1922
Location. 39° 48.876′ N, 77° 14.114′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 125th New York Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); Second Corps ( a few steps from this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry ( a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew's Charge ( within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers ( within shouting distance of this marker); 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) ( within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
1. John Nicholson
Nicholson served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry during the war and fought at Gettysburg. By war's end he was brevetted to Lieutenant-Colonel. After the war, he was quite active in veterans affairs and battlefield commemoration. Eventually he would become the dominant figure in the Gettysburg commission which formed the early Gettysburg National Military Park. As such, Nicholson made many decisions which shaped the park, framing it even today. Among other contributions, Nicholson helped develop the system of "War Department Tablets" at Gettysburg to detail the locations of the units in the battle.
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