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Civil War Blog

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

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 […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 5)

In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House of […]

The Groff Brothers? – Valentine, Hiram & William

Previously here on this blog there was a discussion of whether Israel M. Groff and three others who could be his sons were all Civil War veterans. One of the things that complicated the research was that two men were identified as Israel M. Groff, one of whom was a doctor. The graves of both […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 129 – 137

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the second circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 129.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 129 through 137.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 33 – 41

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, second quadrant, beginning with photograph 33.  The photographs in this are numbered 33 through 41.  All of the stones in this section are fairly easy to read, but not all are identifiable by regiment and company.  All of the stones […]