|Civil War veteran Joseph Lindermuth (second from right) and family members at |
1st Pennsylvania Cavalry monument on Sept. 2, 1890. (Courtesy Nancy Auman)
A private in Company L in the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Joseph was the model for the monument, which cost $1,500. The monument may look familiar to fans of my Civil War Facebook page. For the past several months, I have used a photo of it taken by me at sunrise in October as the lead image of the page. It also appears below.
Joseph, whose last name also was spelled Lindenmuth and Lindemuth, died at 87 on July 7, 1926, of "throat and bladder trouble," according to a family history. The lifetime resident of Auburn, Pa., was a longtime employee of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad.
|Original image of Joseph Lindermuth, who leans against 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry monument.|
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|1st Pennsylvania Cavalry monument at sunrise in Gettysburg in October 2016.|