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

Gettysburg Campaign

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
Inscription. Here on June 22, 1863, the First N.Y. Cavalry attacked the Southern advance force of cavalry under Gen. A.G. Jenkins. Here died the first Union soldier killed in action in Pennsylvania. Corporal William H. Rihl of Philadelphia serving in a Pennsylvania unit assigned to the New York regiment.
 
Erected 1964 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gettysburg Campaign marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.249′ N, 77° 43.35′ 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 north. 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. Corporal William H. Rihl (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Soldier to Fall (approx. one mile 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
Gettysburg Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Gettysburg Campaign Marker
(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.
 
More about this marker. Marker is twisted on its post, possible plow damage.
 
Also see . . .  Corporal Rihl. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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