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Who Were These Lykens-Wiconisco Soldiers?

Posted By on 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 Research Project.

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I. S. Douden

This name was provided by a member of the Lykens-Wiconisco Historical Society as a possible Civil War veteran.  He is supposedly buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lykens Borough, but a grave marker has not been seen and he is not found at Findagrave.  His possible service was as a member of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company H, but no record of his service has been found in that regiment in any of the available databases.  He is not named on the Lykens-Wiconisco G.A.R. Monument.

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William Dodd

There is a grave marker in the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery for William Dodd.  On the marker, there is an indication that he served as a Corporal in Company L of the 8th United States Cavalry.  No birth or death dates have been located.  Records of his enlistment and service have not been seen nor has any pension application record been located.  There is no G.A.R. marker at his grave.  He is not named on the Lykens-Wiconisco G.A.R. Monument.  It is possible that this was post-Civil War service, either in the Indian Wars or possibly as late as the Spanish-American War.

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William Davis

The name of William Davis appears on the Lykens-Wiconisco G.A.R. Monument as a Private who served in the Civil War and as a member of the Heilner Post who joined after its organization.  Nothing more is known about him.  Because of his common name, at this time it is not possible to identify his regiment of service.

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