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You have to do a little climbing if you want to visit the 99TH Pennsylvania monument on Houck’s Ridge, but it’s definitely worth it . . . not only to see the monument itself, but also to enjoy the scenery. There are great views of Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, and Triangular Field from the hilltop. The memorial dates from 1889 and features a diamond, the symbol of the Union First Corps.
According to the inscription, 339 men from this regiment were present at Gettysburg.
Those who died at Gettysburg are as follows: Pvt. John Bearo; Musician William Blair; Pvt. George Broadbent; Pvt. Thomas Cain; Cpl. James Casey; Pvt. Thomas Costello; Cpl. John Cumins; Sgt. James Curtis; Pvt. Jeremiah Dannavan; Cpl. Joseph Delzeih; Pvt. Henry Gillespie; Pvt. Thomas Hand; Pvt. Joseph Hazlett; Sgt. William Heller; Pvt. Charles Herbster; Sgt. Jacob Hitzelberger; Pvt. Hugh Holmes; Pvt. Thomas Kelly; Pvt. Hugh Kennedy; Pvt. David Miller; Pvt. Reinhart Morganstein; Pvt. John Mullen; Pvt. Franklin Myers; 1ST Lt. John Nice; Cpl. James Quinn; Pvt. Thomas Shields; Cpl. Martin Snyder; Pvt. Henry Stratton; Pvt. Oscar Toby; and Pvt. Charles Zeigler.
Possible deaths (those which couldn’t be confirmed, or those with conflicting sources regarding the person’s fate) include Pvt. Henry Ahart, Pvt. William Bywater; Pvt. Lewis Cox; and Pvt. Patrick Hart.
SGT. AVERY NEWTON HATHAWAY
Born October 30, 1833 --- Died July 24, 1863
Co. I, 15TH Massachusetts Infantry
Sgt. Hathaway enlisted in December 1861 and was a farmer. He was wounded on the third day of battle and passed away three weeks later at a hospital in Philadelphia. He was the fifth Hathaway sibling to die young, and his brother Henry, who died September 1862 in Maryland, may have been an Antietam casualty.
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