Pvt. Phillips is listed on the bronze tablet for his unit on  base of PA monument in Gettysburg

The Robinson Township Historical Society is currently embarking on its most ambitious project to date in preserving the gravesite ledger tablet of a local revolutionary war soldier John McCoy.  He was from the farms located in the area bordering Kennedy and Stowe Townships and from where McCoy Road got its name.  This stone is about the size of a door, located in the United Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Steubenville Pike, and has been weathering the elements for nearly 200 years.  In an effort to ensure it remains intact without any further deterioration, we will be ceremoniously replacing it with a new tablet, and moving the original indoors to the lobby of the township municipal building for protection and historical display.  More information along with the date/time of the public ceremonies to be held will soon be published in our local newspapers and magazines, as well as on social media.  If you or someone you know have any relations or information on the McCoy family, please contact us at the historical society.

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Served with the 102nd Pa Infantry, Sept. 12th, 1861 to June 28, 1865

NOVEMBER 13TH CEREMONY AND DEDICATION

November 17th, 2015 Presentation by CalU students

The Epitaph as written on the tablet:

WE SHALL SLUMBER BENEATH THE GROUND UNTIL THE LAST TRUPMETS JOYFULL SOUND THEN SHALL WE BURST THE BANDS OF SWEET SURPRISE AND IN YOUR IMAGE RISES

Monument at Gettysburg  for the 102nd Pa Infantry

Private John McCoy

Battle flag of the 102nd Pa Infantry

Pvt. George Phillips

He kept a journal during entire time served in Civil War

Robinson Township has its own interesting history with the military.....