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Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1906-1908

| May 29, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women: ——————————– From the Harrisburg Patriot, 17 May 1906 Attended Funeral of His Mother Benjamin M. Nead attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Benjamin F. Nead, at Chambersburg, yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Nead was all her life a member of the First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, and […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| May 28, 2015

The 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument at Gettysburg is located northwest of the town of Gettysburg on Buford Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The drawing of the monument (above) is from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen on Stephen Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg […]

Emily E. Woodley – Civil War Nurse and Army Captain

| May 27, 2015

Emily E. [Lansbury] Woodley was born in Philadelphia on 26 May 1835, the daughter of Jeremiah Lansbury and Eliza [Reed] Lansbury.   She died in Philadelphia on 15 May 1908 and is buried in the Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 16 May 1908: ONLY WOMAN ARMY […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 5)

| May 26, 2015

In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House of […]

Poems of the Civil War – Memorial Day 2015

| May 25, 2015

For Memorial Day, 2015 —   OVER THEIR GRAVES Henry Jerome Stockard (1858-1914) Over their graves rang once the bugle’s call, The searching shrapnel and the crashing ball; The shriek, the shock of battle, and the neigh Of horse; the cries of anguish and dismay; And the loud cannon’s thunders that appall. Now through the […]