91st PA after the war

91st at Gettysburg

[source: Philadelphia Inquirer 11 September 1889 page supplement 10]
Gettysburg
How Pennsylvania Day Will Be Observed
A GREAT GATHERING OF HEROES
The Grandest Army of Veterans Since the Famous Battle.
OVER EIGHTY HANDSOME MONUMENTS
Mark the Spots Stained by the Life Blood of Thousands
A MONSTER PROGRAMME ARRANGED
Beautiful Ceremonies Attending the Dedication of the Memorials by the Various Regiments-- Gov. Beaver, General J. P. S. Gobin, General Bingham and Many Other Distinguished Soldiers to Take Part--The Monster Parade on Thursday--Sketches of the Organizations That Took Part in the Famous Three Days' Conflict.
[...]
Fighting Devil's Den Sharpshooters.

The 91st left Hanover for Gettysburg at 8 o'clock in the evening, July 1, and arriving upon the ground was thrown into position on the right of the line of battle. The regiment, [a line drawing of the monument appears here] under Colonel Eli G. Sellers [see the correction published on the 17th], marched up one side of Little Round Top as the rebels charged up the other. In the line in front of Battery D it opened fire with the Devil's Den sharpshooters, who busily picked off the gunners, killing General Weed and Captain Haslet. During the night the men built stone walls for protection.


[source: Philadelphia Inquirer 17 September 1889 page 4]
Who Commanded the 91st Pennsylvania.
To the Editor of the Inquirer:

In your issue of September 11 you do me the honor of saying that I commanded the Ninety-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, at the battle of Gettysburg. The fact is that Colonel Joseph H. Sinex was in command of the regiment at that time. Therefore I would respectfully ask that you correct the article mentioned above and thereby give honor to whom honor is due.

E. G. SELLERS,
Lieutenant-Colonel Ninety-first P.V.V.
PHILADELPHIA, Sep. 14.

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