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Wiconisco All Wars Memorial

| July 30, 2011

The All Wars Memorial in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, is located on the south side Main Street in Wiconisco, near Calvary United Methodist Church and the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery. The centerpiece of the memorial is a large marble marker on which is inscribed the dedication: In Memory of the Men and Women of […]

71st Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| July 29, 2011

(Part 53 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| July 28, 2011

(Part 52 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

16th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Farewell Address

| July 27, 2011

Farewell addresses to regiments as they were mustered out of service were almost always printed in the newspapers.  The one given by J. K. Robison of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry was read by the Adjutant Samuel E. Cormany on a Wednesday evening in late June 1865.  The address is provided here along with a list […]

Williamstown-Williams Township Historical Society Civil War Exhibit & Project

| July 26, 2011

The Williamstown-Williams Township Historical Society is located at 115 W. Market Street, Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Within the building are many collections related to local churches, schools, military, sports, and family history.  The historical society also includes Wiconisco and Tower City, the two neighboring communities which have a similar past.  One of the centerpieces of […]