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Obituary of George Waller of Lykens

| December 13, 2017

A brief notice of the death of George Waller appeared in the Harrisburg Daily Independent, 3 February 1890: Died of Pneumonia George Waller, residing in Lykens, and a brother of John Waller, of this city, died on Friday evening of pneumonia, aged about 46 years.  He was born in Marietta, Lancaster County, and had a […]

Who Was Joseph Way of Lykens and Was He a Deserter?

| December 11, 2017

The name Joseph Way appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War veterans who served as a Private, but did not join the Heilner Post. In attempting to determine Joseph Way‘s regiment and company of service, one card in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File stood out as an excellent match (shown above, from […]

Joshua A. Wald – 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 8, 2017

  Joshua A. Wald, who served in the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private, from 27 February 1865 to 28 June 1865, died on 18 February 1926 in Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.   He applied for a pension on 11 July 1890, which he received and was collecting until his death, whereupon his widow, […]

November 2017 Posts

| December 6, 2017

A listing of the November 2017 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Joel Veatch – Right Arm Shot Off at Elbow George VanHouten of New Jersey & Orwin – Widows Compete for Pension October 2017 Posts Nathaniel Stutzman of Hegins – Buried at Arlington National Cemetery Why Does Jacob Umholtz Have a […]

Death of Daniel J. Toy, Charter Member Millersburg G.A.R.

| December 4, 2017

The Harrisburg Telegraph of 12 October 1900 reported the death of Daniel John Toy, a Civil War veteran: MILLERSBURG, 11 October 1900 — Mr. Daniel Toy died on Monday, at 3 o’clock.  The funeral on Thursday afternoon was in charge of the Rev. Isenberg, of the Reformed Church.  Mr. Toy was an old soldier.  A […]