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Driftwood in Cameron County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bucktails Monument

 
 
Bucktails Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2009
1. Bucktails Monument Marker
Inscription. (Front):
This Monument
at the instance of the people of
Cameron County
was erected by
The State of Pennsylvania
on
April 27, 1908
Colonel Edward A. Irvin
Corporal Firmin F. Kirk
Sergeant William H. Raugh
commissioners

(Side):
From this town on April 27, 1861, the Cameron County Rifles, the Elk County Rifles and the McKean County Rifles, under the leadership of Thomas L. Kane, afterwards Commanding-Officer of the regiment, and later a Major-General, embarked upon four rafts for Harrisburg, where they were mustered into the service of the State and formed the nucleus about which the Bucktail Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps was organized, which during its term of service was almost continuously attached to the Army of the Potomac.

(Side):
Bucktails.
Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps
13th Pennsylvania Reserves.
42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers
Dranesville Mechanicsville Gaines' Mill New Market Cross Roads Malvern Hill
Harrisonburg Cross Keys Catlett's Station
Groveton Second Bull Run South Mountain Antietam Fredericksburg
Gettysburg Wilderness Spottsylvania Court House North Anna Bethesda Church

(Side):
Cameron County Rifles
Capt. John A. Eldred
Afterwards
Bucktails Monument Marker Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2009
2. Bucktails Monument Marker Plaque
Company C, Bucktail
Mustered in June 1, 1861
Mustered out June 11, 1864

Elk County Rifles
Capt. Thomas B. Winslow
Afterwards Company G. Bucktails
Mustered in May 29, 1861
Mustered out June 11, 1864

McKean County Rifles
Capt. William T. Blanchard
Afterwards Company I, Bucktails
Mustered in May 30, 1861
Mustered out June 11, 1864

 
Erected 1908 by The State of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 41° 20.273′ N, 78° 8.053′ W. Marker is in Driftwood, Pennsylvania, in Cameron County. Marker is on Driftwood Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 555), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Driftwood PA 15832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Bucktails" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Tom Mix (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 9.4 miles away); Allegheny Portage (approx. 12.6 miles away); Cameron County (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bucktails Monument Service Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2009
3. Bucktails Monument Service Plaque
Bucktails Monument Marker Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 25, 2009
4. Bucktails Monument Marker Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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