Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
Content and design by John Bewley
Philadelphia in Images: Portrait of Galusha Pennypacker
Lithograph by F. Koss for Thos. Sinclair & Son on title page of: General Pennypacker's March / by Pierre Latour.
Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1875.
Box 15, no. 26.
Galusha Pennypacker (June 1, 1844-Oct. 1, 1916) enlisted in the army in 1861 at the age
of seventeen. He served with the 97th Pennsylvania Regiment in several battles during the
Civil War and earned a reputation as a valiant soldier who remained in battles regardless of
his wounds. Before his twenty-first birthday in 1865 Pennypacker was made a brevet
general. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery. Pennypacker
was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. After retiring from the service in 1904, he
lived out the remainder of his life in Philadelphia.
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