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William W. Snyder – Died at a Virginia Hospital, 1864

| September 28, 2017

William W. Snyder was born about 1838 in Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. On 19 August 1861, he enrolled in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry at Mahantonga, Schuylkill County, and on 9 September 1861, he was mustered into Company A as a Corporal at Harrisburg.  At the time, he was 23 years old, stood 5 foot 10 […]

Carsonville Veteran Helps Rescue Traveler, 1905

| September 25, 2017

  From the pages of the Elizabethville Echo of 9 February 1905, comes the following story of a rescue from the snow of a numb traveler in the area of Carsonville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  One of those included in the rescue was William Snyder, a Civil War veteran of Carsonville, who opened his home to […]

Civil War Walking Tour of Gratz Revisited

| September 21, 2017

Here are direct links to a series of posts on this blog which describe buildings and sites in Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, that have a relationship to the Civil War era: Gratz During the Civil War Gratz During the Civil War – Solomon Wolf House Gratz During the Civil War – Zacharias Laudenslager House Gratz […]

Obituary of John C. Steckley of Dauphin Borough

| September 18, 2017

John Christian Steckley, who was born 17 November 1845, was briefly profiled here on 11 June 2013: John Christian Steckley (1845-1912) ——– 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, Private (Mustered In 18 February 1862, Harrisburg – Mustered Out 8 March 1865).  Enrolled: Hummelstown, Dauphin County.  Captured as prisoner (POW) at Weldon Railroad and held prisoner from […]

Obituary of Joseph R. Shuler – 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 15, 2017

Joseph Ritner Shuler was born on 28 July 1837 and died on 23 September 1910, in Liverpool, Perry County, Pennsyvlania.  He has a connection to Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in that he lived and worked there according to the 1880, 1890, and 1900 censuses.  Because of that connection, he is named on the Lykens G.A.R. […]