Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of “The Battle of the Crater” will be held on
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Charles Baber Cemetery – Pottsville, PA
Organizers are inviting the public to remember the dedication and heroism of our soldiers from the Coal Region in the Battle of the Crater.
This commemorative event will honor the efforts of the 48th PA soldiers (commanded by Lt. Colonel Henry Pleasants) and Joshua Sigfried, who commanded a brigade of United States African American Troops during the Union attack.
The program will be led by noted Civil War historians Tom Shay and John Hoptak .
All are welcome to this no charge event.
(Information from Tom Shay)
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