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Monuments at Gettysburg – 148th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 148th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located in the Wheat Field along Ayers Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the first monument to this regiment at Gettysburg;  the second monument is located on Hancock Avenue and was dedicated in 1901. The drawing of the 1889 monument […]

148th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part 40 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

Daniel B. Oberholzer – Artist of Elizabethville & Carpenter of Millersburg

The name Daniel Oberholtzer appears on the plaque on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  In researching him, several surprising facts were uncovered. According to information found on Ancestry.com and elsewhere, Daniel Oberholtzer (or Daniel Oberholzer is he is sometimes found in the records), was born on 2 June 1838 in Pennsylvania, the […]

Rev. Joel Light – Served in Valley View-Hegins Area

A brief obituary of Rev. Joel Light appeared in the Reading Times, 25 February 1904: REV. JOEL LIGHT Rev. Joel Light died at his home, in Lebanon, of general debility, yesterday morning aged about 70 years.  He was one of the best known ministers in the United Brethren Conference and had charges at various times […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 13)

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 […]