Saturday, August 05, 2006

63rd Pennsylvania soldier

Last year I purchased a ninth-plate tintype in a case of a Pennsylvania soldier named David Mehaffey. David, a member of E Co. in the 63rd Pennsylvania, was wounded at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, had his leg amputated and died on June 19. He was buried at Meade Station, Va.

The 63rd was involved in the Peninsula Campaign and fought at Gettysburg on the second day. Sixty-third Gettysburg monument is pictured above. I found David's name (below) on the massive Pennsylvania monument during my last trip to Gettysburg in April. Pretty cool.

I'll post a picture of the tintype soon. David's name is scratched into the plate.


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    Prefiero esperar tu respuesta.

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    Regreso después...

  2. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Great to see the 63rd get some publicity. I noticed you wrote that it was engaged at Gettysburg on the first day, however, they were actually engaged on the second. I have a ancestor from that regiment. In fact, your photo taken from the memorial has him on it... John R. Aber. Great posting!