Amos Humiston

Amos Humiston (HMBRP)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.921', W 77° 13.722'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 111 views
Inscription

Company C, 154th New York Volunteers

Near this spot on July 1, 1863 a Union soldier fell mortally wounded. When a local resident found the unidentified body, he also discovered a photograph of three children. News of this poignant find was soon widely covered by the press, and copies of the photograph were distributed and sold for charity. One of these reached Mrs. Phylinda Humiston of Portville, New York, who now realized that her husband, Sergeant Amos Humiston of Company C, 154th New York Volunteers, had been killed. The plight of the Humiston children - Frank, Frederick, and Alice - touched an outpouring of sympathy and donations from throughout the North, leading to the establishment of a Soldier's Orphan's Home in Gettysburg in 1866. Sergeant Humiston's body was removed from here to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Details
HM NumberHMBRP
Tags
Year Placed1993
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309284 N 4411489
Decimal Degrees39.83201667, -77.22870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.921', W 77° 13.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 55.26" N, 77° 13' 43.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-119 N Stratton St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?