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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

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This monument to Company K of the 1ST Pennsylvania Reserves (30TH Infantry) is located near Lincoln Square. The men of that particular company were locally-recruited, and some had the misfortune of fighting a battle in their own hometown. One Company K man, Pvt. William McGrew of Mummasburg, was mortally wounded during the fight. He died of his injuries on the 26TH of July and was later buried in what would become Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Cemetery. As is easy to tell, this monument is fairly new, and is somehow easily missed unless you’re walking rather than driving.


Born c. 1826 --- Died July 1863 at age 37

Co. A, 58TH New York Infantry

Cpt. Antonieski enlisted in May 1863 and was thrown right into the fray, receiving a mortal wound in the right leg at Gettysburg and dying either on the 15TH or the 25TH in a Baltimore hospital. He was married to Julia and appears to have been childless. Cpt. Antonieski was buried at Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana. A photo can be found here.

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