Civil War Blog

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Who Was Henry Clay Mellon Who Enlisted at Tremont?

| February 27, 2017

Previously on this blog, the name of Henry C. Mellon was added to the list of Civil War veterans who had some connection to the Lykens Valley area. During the war, Henry Clay Mellon enrolled at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1862, in the militia regiment known as the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, […]

Was William Miller a Civil War Veteran?

| February 25, 2017

William Morgan, born 18 May 1831, son of Jacob Moyer/Meyer (1804-1869), and Rebecca [Ferree] Moyer (1809-1883), in Washington Township, near Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He lived most of his life in Wiconisco Township and Lykens Borough, where he worked as a carpenter.  He married Lydia Schadel and had at least six children with her.  He […]

Henry Keiser – Wedding Photo Discovered!

| February 23, 2017

Previously on this blog, a portion of the diary of Henry Keiser of Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was presented under the title, The Henry Keiser Diary – Furlough, Marriage, Return to the Front. At the time of that writing, no picture was available of Henry Keiser in his Civil War uniform, and the only picture […]

Elias Minnich – Killed in Action Near Marietta, Georgia

| February 21, 2017

The name of Elias Minnick appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who was killed in the Civil War.   His name is most often found in the records as Michael Minnich. His military record states that he was a member of the 16th United States Infantry, Company C.  He enlisted on 29 February […]

William Henry Miller – Enders Descendant from Halifax Killed by Indians in Dakota Territory

| February 19, 2017

William Henry Miller was born in January 1846 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Miller (1812-1857) and Mary Jane [Bryan] Miller (1811-1868).  John Miller, the father, was the grandson of Capt. Johann Philip Christian Enders.  The 1850 census portion (shown above from Ancestry.com), is from Halifax Township, Dauphin County, where the […]