Alexander Hays Monument Gettysburg


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Hays, a PA man, moved to Pittsburgh and was the growing city’s chief civil engineer. He was responsible for the laying out and construction of some of the first bridges in the “City of Bridges”. The Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh is named after him. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
 
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Grant and Hays were good friends going back to West Point and Grant said of his friend, "I am not surprised that he met his death at the head of his troops; it was just like him. He was a man who would never follow, but would always lead in battle.”

In 1869 on a stop in Pittsburgh, Grant visited Hays' grave and wept openly, a remarkable display from a man who kept his emotions under wraps.

Ryan
 

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Hays, a PA man, moved to Pittsburgh and was the growing city’s chief civil engineer. He was responsible for the laying out and construction of some of the first bridges in the “City of Bridges”. The Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh is named after him. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
Thanks. I lived in Pittsburgh for almost a decade and never realized the connection to the Hays neighborhood of the city.
 

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