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143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

This monument, dedicated to the memory of the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, depicts Color Sergeanr Benjamin Crippen. On July 1, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was bearing the National Flag as the men of the 143rd Pennsylvania in the Union's 1st Corps slowly gave ground to the Confederates (the general center of their line is marked by the monument). He floated his standard in the field as the regiment fought around it and was the last to retreat turning several times to shake his fist in defiance at the oncoming Southerners. When he was shot down in a hail of bullets, even Confederate Commander Ambrose Powell Hill lamented the loss of one so brave. On September 11, 1889, the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument was dedicated at the Gettysburg National Military Park. It forever depicts the man who gave men of the North and South pause and inspired both with his remarkable courage. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Chambersburg Pike and Reynolds Avenue
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9707177
143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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