Photograph from the Library of Congress
This 1890 print reveals the 54th Massachusetts cost at Fort Wagner. Filler was taken captive on the identical engagement and was a prisoner for in extra of 19 months.

A Bedford-born editorial author for one of many main newspapers in Philadelphia within the late 1800s is buried there – Col. John H. Filler.

It’s the “Col.” and reference to the “fifty fifth PA.” on his headstone and caught my eye however, as if typically the case, Filler’s life is a lot greater than what can match on a gravestone.

The Jan. 4, 1912 Warren

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