Childs Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Childs Street
Neighborhood South Oakland
Origin of name James H. Childs

Childs Street is named for James H. Childs, colonel of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. George H. Covode, eponym of Covode Street, was a later colonel of the same regiment.[1]


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war