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Obituary of John Weiser, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry

An obituary of John Weiser appeared in the Elizabethville Echo, 9 March 1905.  Mr. Weiser was a Civil War veteran from the area of Pillow, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The funeral of John Weiser was held at Pillow last Sunday morning, Rev. S. P. Brown officiating.  A large number […]

December 2017 Posts

A listing of the December 2017 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: John J. Tobias – Obituary of a Donaldson Native Death of Daniel J. Toy, Charter Member Millersburg G.A.R. November 2017 Posts Joshua A. Wald – 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Who Was Joseph Way of Lykens and Was He a Deserter? Obituary […]

Frederick Ruben or Reuben Frederick? Valley View Veteran.

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census of Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, a Ruben Frederick was enumerated as a solider who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, as a Private.  In compiling the original list of veterans from the Lykens Valley area, this veteran was incorrectly identified as Frederick Ruben.  Of course this posed some […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 42 – 50

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, third quadrant, beginning with photograph 42.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 42 through 50.  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 […]