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Did Henry Shoop of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Die in Wisconsin?

On 7 March 1865, Henry Shoop, who resided in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, enrolled in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Harrisburg, and was mustered into service as a private two days later at the same place.  He was a 24 year old shoemaker who stood 5 foot 9 […]

Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

The three men whose obituaries appear below all served in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry as Privates.: ——————————– Adam Flinchbaugh Geesey (1841-1921): Adam F. Geesey, a former treasurer of York County, Civil War veteran and bank directory, died on Saturday at his home in York from paralysis, aged 79 years. Mr. […]

George Spangler – 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

George Spangler, who late in life was a school janitor in Lykens Borough, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died on 25 January 1921.  He was a Civil War veteran who served in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry. The obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 28 January 1921: CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AS […]

The 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

The history of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry explains why replacement companies had to be recruited in 1864 and 1865.  From the Lykens Valley area around Gratz, Company G of the 103rd Pensylvania  Infantry was formed in March of 1865 and sent south to Roanoke Island, North Carolina.  Their experiences there were unlike other companies that […]

The Journey of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry to Andersonville Prison

At the end of April and beginning of May 1864, the captured men of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment were marched and transported south to Andersonville Confederate Prison.  Their story was told by one of the members of that regiment, who compiled accounts of the regimental history, including the journey to Andersonville, Georgia. History of the […]