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Updated Information of John C. Miller of Lykens, Including Son’s Tragic Death

| March 31, 2017

Previously, on this blog, the death and funeral of John C. Miller were described. The above portion of the plaque on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument notes the name of 1st Sergeant John C. Miller as a Civil War veteran who was wounded during the war and joined the Heilner Post after its organization. The Pennsylvania […]

Bernard Plotzer – Died on Way Back from Germany, 1876

| March 29, 2017

Barnhardt Plotzer Sr.‘s name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran from the Civil War who was not a member of the Heiler Post.  Finding him in the records was not easy because of the various ways his name is spelled in those records.  For example, the first name has been found as […]

Henry B. Miller of Tremont – 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

| March 27, 2017

Henry Barry Miller was born on 1 October 1840 and died on 5 April 1923.  He is buried at the Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and at the grave site, there is a bronze emblem designating his Civil War service.  Records show that at the time he enlisted, he was a resident of […]

Wartime Sketches by Charles F. McKenna

| March 24, 2017

The following illustrations were taken from Under the Maltese Cross – Antietam to Appomattox:  The Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865, compiled by Charles F. McKenna, and published in Pittsburgh in 1910.  Click on the title for a free download of this book, which is a history of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. All of the […]

Obituary of William P. Miller of Lykens

| March 22, 2017

The name of William P. Miller appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran of the Civil War who served at the rank of 1st Lieutenant, but was not a member of the Heilner Post. The obituary of William P. Miller appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph of 25 March 1872 as a reprint from […]