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Lewistown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Logan Guards

of Lewistown, Pennsylvania

 

—First Defenders - 1861 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
1. The Logan Guards Marker
Inscription.
This militia company, organized in 1858, was one of five in Pennsylvania to answer President Lincoln's Call for Volunteers on April 15, 1861. They rendezvoused at Harrisburg April 17. On their way to Washington they marched through a hostile mob in Baltimore. As the first to arrive at the National Capital they became known as the "First Defenders." While quartered in the barricaded Capitol building President Lincoln personally greeted each man. Nearly all served throughout the war, 31 of the Logans becoming commissioned officers, two reaching the rank of General.

Muster-In Roll
[Not Transcribed - see photos]

Erected 1965 by the Mifflin County Historical Society on the site of the Meeting Hall of Col. Thomas M. Hulings Post No. 176 Grand Army of the Republic; chartered 1868, disbanded 1929.

 
Erected 1965 by Mifflin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 36.002′ N, 77° 34.142′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Depot Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Chestnut Street, Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Logan Guards Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
2. The Logan Guards Marker
At the Lewistown Municipal Building
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mifflin County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); McCoy Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mifflin County (approx. 0.3 miles away); WMRF (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peacock Majors Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery Ward Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Logan Guard of the First Defenders. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Logan Guards. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band (The Logan Guards). (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mifflin County (PA) Historical Society. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
3. The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll
The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2011
4. The Logan Guards Muster-In Roll
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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