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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017

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For some reason this staircase reminds me of something you’d see inside a large ship. Actually, it’s located inside the Pennsylvania State Memorial. This 110-foot-tall monument was dedicated in 1910, though I imagine the stairs have been probably been replaced more recently after a century of foot traffic. Interestingly, much of the monument is made of North Carolina granite. By entering the monument and climbing quite a few stairs, you’ll have a fine view of the surrounding battlefield.


Born January 10, 1841 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 22

Co. C, 140TH Pennsylvania Infantry

Cpt. Acheson enlisted in August 1862, a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. He was mortally wounded at Stony Hill (supposedly shot twice by members of the 3RD South Carolina) and later received a third wound. He was buried at Washington Cemetery in Washington, Pennsylvania, and his photo can be found here.

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