Civil War Blog

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Jonas Swab – Elizabethville Hometown Hero

| October 18, 2017

The above banner is part of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to honor veterans of all wars at Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Although there were hundreds of men who served in the Civil War from the Elizabethville area, Jonas Swab was the only Civil War veteran so honored with a banner. Prior posts on this […]

Philadelphia Memorial to Octavius V. Catto

| October 16, 2017

Recently, a new memorial to Ocvatius Valentine Catto was ceremonially unveiled in Philadelphia in the central square of the city, just to the west of the south gate entrance to the City Hall Plaza. Previously, on this blog, a post entitled Octavius V. Catto, told of this African American’s relationship to the Civil War and […]

George H. Troutman – Another Veteran Overlooked by Millersburg?

| October 13, 2017

George H. Troutman was born in 1819 and died in 1885, probably at the home of his daughter in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He is buried at St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Previously on this blog a query was made about the George Troutman who served in the 177th Pennsylvania […]

Another Martin Troutman Mystery

| October 11, 2017

Previously on this blog, the question was asked whether Martin Troutman who was listed as a deserter in 1863 from a Pennsylvania militia regiment, died in the war.  That post produced two detailed responses.  See:  Did Martin Troutman Who Deserted in 1863 Die in the War? and comments following. The card above from the Pennsylvania […]

Samuel Snyder of Berrysburg, Mifflin Township & Pillow

| October 9, 2017

During the Civil War, Samuel Snyder of Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, served in Captain Murray’s Cavalry Militia as a Private, from about 18 June 1863 to his discharge on an unknown date as a result of typhoid fever.   This information was discovered in the 1890 Veterans’ Census for Pillow, Dauphin County, where he was […]