Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why this site exists

This site was created for the purpose of maintaining the memories of the men who fought in the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. These men came from across Pennsylvania when their state and country called them, and they participated in many of the major engagements of the Eastern Theater.  They were teachers, shopkeepers, farmers, and students who all gave up everything they had known in order to keep the United States together. 227 of these men made the ultimate sacrifice.
Click through the buttons on both sides of the site for information concerning where and when the 142nd PA fought and where its veterans final resting places are.  
I hope this information is useful and helpful. If you are a descendent of a 142nd veteran and have a picture or any information you would like to share with others, please contact me at bmonticue@gmail.com.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the blog. I am researching my grandfather's grandfather Oliver Nickels who I believe was in the 142nd. He was from Westmoreland County, PA. Glad to see there are others out there wanting to not let the 142nd be forgotten.