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James Nagle of Pottsville

| September 30, 2012

The following biographical sketch of Gen. James Nagle of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is adapted with annotations from the Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkll County Pennsylvania, pages 298-230.  The work was compiled by Samuel Wiley and published in 1893 by Rush, West and Company of Philadelphia.  The full work is also available as a […]

Jacob Kissinger – Home Guards and 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| September 29, 2012

A biography of Jacob Kissinger appeared in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, page 886-887, published in 1896 by the J. M. Runk Company of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  A slightly edited version of that article appears below: Jacob Kissinger, farmer and stockman of Gratz, Pennsylvania, was born in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 14 November 1843. […]

Richard Cutchall and Webster Wynn

| September 28, 2012

The following sketch for Richard Cutchall appeared in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, pages 861-862.  In fact-checking the sketch, several inconsistencies were found with the available records.  Were there two men named Richard Cutchall?  For some unknown reason, the Richard Cutchall of the biographical sketch moved to Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, and after […]

Who is Lewis Boyer and Where is He Buried?

| September 27, 2012

According to information at the Pennsylvania Archives, Lewis Boyer, age 30 (or born about 1835), enrolled at Pottsville, Schuylkill County, in Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, as a Private, on 6 February 1865.  At the time, he declared himself to be a laborer, residing in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.   His physical description included a […]

Civil War Veteran Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City – Part 5 of 5

| September 26, 2012

Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is located south of Grand Avenue (Route 209) in Tower City.  To locate the cemetery from Grand Avenue, turn south on 4th Street and continue across the bridge over the Wiconisco Creek and the street becomes Greenwood Road.  The cemetery is on the right just after the road […]