Written in Stone

The Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg. The 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry and its soldiers–including Sgt. Patrick DeLacy–are listed on the north side of the monument. More than 34,000 soldiers in the Union Army fought under the Pennsylvania flag.

Courtesy of The Civil War Blog, Gratz Historical Society, Gratz, PA

Ground stone is part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Medal of Honor Memorial, located on the east side of the Capitol on Commonwealth Avenue in an area called the Soldiers Grove, a stately area of red oak trees dedicated to Pennsylvania military veterans.

A stone near the memorial’s entrance says in part: “This memorial is dedicated by a grateful Commonwealth to the Medal of Honor recipients of Pennsylvania for their supreme bravery above and beyond the call of duty.”

Located in Scranton’s Courthouse Square, the four Medal of Honor recipients hailing from Lackawanna County–including Patrick DeLacy–are featured on stones with bronze plaques with their citations.

Left-hand view of Scranton MOH memorial featuring Patrick DeLacy.

A memorial park with several memorials to veterans is located across from the Carbondale, Pennsylvania, City Hall. The tallest statue in the park, the Carbondale Civil War Monument–built in 1885–contains on its base the names of the war’s major campaigns on each side. Patrick DeLacy is honored with a commemorative plaque. He was born in Carbondale.