- Dec 21, 2018
I have this awesome fire steamer signal lamp that is inscribed on it that it was captured by Richard Kirk of Lancaster during the battle of Resaca GA. I found the history of the capture mentioned in a book from 1879 titled, Historical Sketch of the Union Fire Company, No. 1, of the City of Lancaster, Penna., from 1760 to 1879 , by Alfred Sanderson. Below are photos of the lamp and a snap from the book. I have been trying to find what unit Richard Kirk belonged to. I have search PA rolls, and tried the National Park Service site. I have come up empty handed. Hoping somebody smarter than I could lend a hand.