Civil War Blog

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Looking Forward to 2012

| December 31, 2011

In many ways, 2011 has been a very successful year for the Civil War Research Project. The formal research into the lives and military service of more than 2000 veterans who have some connection to the Lykens Valley area began more than two years ago.  This blog was established slightly more than a year ago […]

Best of 2011 – Lykens G.A.R. Monument

| December 30, 2011

Today is the final post of the “Best of 2011” series and will feature a revised version of the Lykens G.A.R. Civil War Monument post of 10 December 2010.  The revisions that appear below are the result of careful research by Sally Reiner, who is a member of the newly formed Lykens-Wiconisco Historical Society and […]

Best of 2011 – Gratz During the Civil War

| December 29, 2011

During this year,  a series of posts was unveiled entitled Gratz During the Civil War.  The opening post in the series is featured below followed by links to the remaining posts that found their way into the blog in 2011.  The series will continue into 2012 until all the Civil War building still in existence […]

Best of 2011 – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| December 28, 2011

The most popular individual posts during the year were of the individual tablets on the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg.  These posts also generated a number of questions from readers who were confused as to why their ancestor’s name was not on the tablet, when in fact, they knew their ancestor was a part of the […]

Best of 2011 – Photographic History of the Civil War

| December 27, 2011

A twelve part series on The Photographic History of the Civil War was featured during the year.  For each of the ten volumes in the set, a free “pdf” download was provided.  Publication of this series of blog posts also resulted in the contribution of a first-edition set of the Photographic History to the Gratz […]