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John Doudle – Reminiscence of the Civil War

| October 19, 2015

When John Dowdle (1844-1910) died in Philadelphia on 12 June 1910, the Philadelphia Inquirer of that same date included the following information on him in its “Death Notices:” DOWDLE – On 12 June 1910, JOHN, husband of Annie Dowdle.  Relatives and friends, also League of the Sacred Heart of St. Ann’s Church and members of […]

Who is John Dougherty, Buried Near Elizabethville?

| October 16, 2015

John Dougherty (1844-1862) was located in Matter’s Cemetery, Washington Township, near Elizabethville, Dauphin County with a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  It is possible that this is the same John Dougherty who was killed at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 31 May 1862, while serving with the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, as a Corporal.  However, the […]

Who Were These Lykens-Wiconisco Soldiers?

| October 14, 2015

Several persons from Lykens, Dauphin County, and Wiconisco, Dauphin County, have been identified as Civil War soldiers, but very little or nothing is known about them. The known information is presented in the hopes that a reader of this blog knows more about them and is able to provide that information to the Civil War […]

Obituary of James E. Lambert

| October 12, 2015

The obituary of James E. Lambert appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 31 March 1924: CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES Millersburg, 31 March 1924 — James E. Lambert, aged 81, died Saturday.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Cushing E. Frank, of town; also one sister, Mrs. Mellie Gregory, of Greenwich, Missouri.  […]

Isaac Darker – Accident at Short Mountain Colliery, 1874

| October 9, 2015

The Harrisburg Telegraph of 11 August 1874 reported the following death resulting from an accident at Short Mountain Colliery. On Friday evening last Mr. Isaac Derker, of this borough, met with an accident in the Short Mountain Colliery from which he died about eight o’clock yesterday morning.  He was working on the “night shift” and […]