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, July 7, 2011

Corp. Joseph Bitner, Co. C

Corp. Joseph H. Bitner was mustered into Co. C 142nd PA Infantry on August 25, 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. His wife, Rebecca's,  tombstone is located in the New Centerville Lutheran Cemetery in Somerset County, PA and contains a memorial to him as well.

The inscription is very worn, but reads that Joseph H Bittner was:

"Killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg
Aged 26y 11m 23d
Buried on the battlefield"

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