Amos Humiston

Amos Humiston (HMBRP)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.921', W 77° 13.722'

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Company C, 154th New York Volunteers

Near this spot on July 1, 1863 a Union soldier fell mortally wounded. When a local resident found the unidentified body, he also discovered a photograph of three children. News of this poignant find was soon widely covered by the press, and copies of the photograph were distributed and sold for charity. One of these reached Mrs. Phylinda Humiston of Portville, New York, who now realized that her husband, Sergeant Amos Humiston of Company C, 154th New York Volunteers, had been killed. The plight of the Humiston children - Frank, Frederick, and Alice - touched an outpouring of sympathy and donations from throughout the North, leading to the establishment of a Soldier's Orphan's Home in Gettysburg in 1866. Sergeant Humiston's body was removed from here to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Year Placed1993
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309284 N 4411489
Decimal Degrees39.83201667, -77.22870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.921', W 77° 13.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 55.26" N, 77° 13' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-119 N Stratton St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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