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Miscellaneous News Briefs from Area Newspapers – 1922, 1931, and 1943

Posted By on September 24, 2013

Three news briefs from local area newspapers are presented here to show how the impact of the Civil War lasted well into the 20th Century.

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From the Harrisburg Telegraph of 3 February 1922:

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PLAN MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE DEAD

Members of Post 58, G.A.R., Will Meet at Headquarters

Memorial services for eighteen comrades who died within the last year will be held to-night by Post 58, Grand Army of the Republic, in headquarters, 26 North Third Street.  The list of members who died includes:

1) Thomas W. Jordan, Company H, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 17 January 1921;

2) Wesley A. Toomey, Company I, 6th Pennsylvania Militia, and Company K, 34th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 19 January 1921  [6th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency) and 34th Pennsylvania Infantry];

3) F. M. Gembe, Company K, 77th Pennsylvania Volunteers [77th Pennsylvania Infantry], 27 January 1921;

4) Joseph Gruber, Company I, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, 1 February 1921;

5) U. F. Swengle, Company I, 184th Pennsylvania Volunteers [184th Pennsylvania Infantry], 8 March 1921;

6) Charles U. Burns, Company I, 200th Pennsylvania Volunteers [200th Pennsylvania Infantry], 19 March 1921;

7) Charles A. Engle, Company A, Pernels Maryland Cavalry, 13 June 1921;

8) Darius E. Rudy, Company H, 127th Pennsylvania Volunteers [127th Pennsylvania Infantry], 24 June 1921;

9) William A. Rauch, Company C, 127th Pennsylvania Volunteers [127th Pennsylvania Infantry], 25 June 1921;

10) John Maloney, Company F, 201st Pennsylvania Volunteers [201st Pennsylvania Infantry], 27 July 1921;

11) Samuel Graham, Company D, 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers [47th Pennsylvania Infantry], 24 August 1921;

12) L. H. Hatfield, Company D, 201st Pennsylvania Volunteers [201st Pennsylvania Infantry], 2 September 1921;

13) Calvin S. Brown, Company A, 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 2 October 1921;

14) Christopher Germer, U.S. Navy, 11 October 1921;

15) Daniel H. Heisey, Company F, 201st Pennsylvania Volunteers [201st Pennsylvania Infantry], 8 November 1921;

16) E. B. Hoffman, Company F, 194th Pennsylvania Volunteers [194th Pennsylvania Infantry], 5 December 1921;

17) Benjamin Fackler, Company B, 65th Pennsylvania Volunteers [65th Pennsylvania Infantry], 16 January 1922; and

18) Nathaniel McCurtin, Company A, 210th Pennsylvania Volunteers [210th Pennsylvania Infantry], 25 January 1922.

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From the Millersburg Sentinel, early February 1931:

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James M. Witman, Civil War veteran, formerly of Millersburg, died at the home of his son, Harry E. Witmer [sic], Harrisburg, Wednesday, aged 89 years.  He was the last surviving member of Kilpatrick Post, No. 212, Grand Army of the Republic, Millersburg.  He enlisted September 1861, at Harrisburg, and took part in twenty battles during the Civil War.

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From the Elizabethville Echo, 23 September 1943:

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VETERANS OF 1865 HOLD REUNION

Veterans of the Union Army of the 1861-65 conflict are holding their annual reunion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week.

It is expected that less than fifty veterans will attend this, the 78th annual meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic.

A decision on proposed suspension of the annual reunions will be made at this year’s meeting.

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News articles are from the Obituary Collection and scrapbooks of the Gratz Historical Society.


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