78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Veterans at the Chicamauga Monument

78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Veterans at the Chicamauga Monument

Names listed on the back of the photo:

Standing, George McCraw, Johnston Reed, Hugh McFadden, Samuel Borland, John Merriolt, William H. Shaffer, Mrs. William H. Shaffer

Kneeling George W. Conley, George McCracken and William Street

Submitted by Lisa Strobel, great great granddaughter of George McCracken


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William Street

Anyone have an idea what year this photo was taken?

My gggrandfather was William Street, ggrandfather Thomas Street, grandfather William Street who was born 1890. G-pa was born in Madison Co. Alabama, or Lincoln Co. Tennessee. He and family lived north of Huntsville AL, then in Bedford Co & Coffee Co Tennessee until moving to CA in early 1940's. Wondering if the above William Street could be his grandfather.


George McCrackan

Sworn: Oct 31, 1863/3yrs.
Muster: Sept 11, 1865
Born: Westmoreland County Occupation: Farmer
Height: 5'9" Complexion: Dark Eyes: Grey Hair: Brown
Brother Nathan in the same company
Buried: Slate Lick, Armstrong County, Pa.
Home 1886-1930 was Slate Lick
Reunions attended: Freeport 1896, Chickamauga 1897, Kittanning 1901, Indiana 1908
He held a regimental reunion on his farm.
He attend Grand Army of the Republic dinner at Tarentum, Indiana in May of 1927.

I hope this information is helpful to you

1897 Chickamauga Reunion & Monument

The photo was most probably made at the 1897 dedication ceremony of the monument to the 78th Pennsylvania infantry. My great, great grandfather was David Albert Moore, he fought in the unit. My reference is:
The Gallant Seventy-Eighth: Stones River to Pickett's Mill
Ron Gancas, author, 1997.
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