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.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pvt. George Dull, Co. D

Not much is known about Pvt. George Dull's life, but a recently discovered letter in "Old Dorm", or Schmucker Hall, at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg has made some people take notice of him.

Follow THIS LINK to read Vicki Rock's story in the Somerset (PA) Daily American about the discovery of Pvt. Dull's letter and what is known about his life.

George Dull's tombstone from Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ellis, KS

Friday, March 30, 2012

Making News, 150 Years Later

Construction crews have recently been doing some renovation work to Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. The work will turn the old classroom building into to an interpretive museum. "Old Dorm" is a well known landmark, where Union generals overlooked the first day's battle from its tall cupola and was later used as a field hospital. The commanding officer of the 142nd, Col. Robert P. Cummins died from his wounds there.

Schmucker Hall, located behind the 142nd PVI Monument

Renovations to 19th Century buildings are never easy, but what construction crews found suprised even them. Among the items found in the walls was a letter from George Dull of Co. D 142nd PVI. Click on the article below to read more:

Thanks to Linda Marker for passing this article along!