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John A. Sipe – Tailor of Herndon

| November 30, 2012

In a section describing John A. Sipe, found in the Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County Pennsylvania  (1911), no less than ten Civil War veterans are mentioned in his extended family.  John A. Sipe was a merchant tailor who had a post-Civil War business that centered in Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, but operated in […]

Dr. Isaac LeFever – Assistant Surgeon of the 76th Pennsylvania Infantry

| November 29, 2012

Dr. John Russel LeFever was born on 7 October 1860 in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, the son of Civil War veteran, Dr. Isaac LeFever.  Dr. John R.LeFever at first studied medicine under his father but eventually completed his studies at the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1884.  Later that year, he located his […]

William H. Lebo – Carpenter and Farmer

| November 28, 2012

William H. Lebo (1841-1916) was a Civil War veteran from the Lykens Valley area who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1864 and 1865. The following information is from Captain Enders Legion, a book that was previously reviewed here on this blog and currently still available from the Enders Family Association: William H. Lebo […]

Marching Through Georgia

| November 27, 2012

The official guide to Civil War sites in Georgia is entitled Crossroads of Conflict.  It is sold by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and contains information on more than 350 sites serving as both a tour guide book and a history of Georgia during the Civil War.   The pamphlet describing the book (pictured above) […]

Jonathan R. McHargue – Served on Both Sides

| November 26, 2012

In Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, Wilkes County, North Carolina, there lies buried a Union Army veteran of the Civil War, Jonathan R. McHargue, whose grave marker clearly indicates his service in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C.  In researching this soldier, it was quickly discovered that he was a North Carolinian by birth who first […]