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William B. Mayberry – Emergency Man from Tremont

William B. Mayberry answered the militia call of the emergency of 1862 by enrolling in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1861) at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where he was mustered into service as a Corporal.  He gave his age at the time as 32 (born about 1830).  He was discharged from service on 26 […]

Who Was Henry Clay Mellon Who Enlisted at Tremont?

Previously on this blog, the name of Henry C. Mellon was added to the list of Civil War veterans who had some connection to the Lykens Valley area. During the war, Henry Clay Mellon enrolled at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1862, in the militia regiment known as the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 12)

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 […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 91st Pennsylvania Infantry

The 91st Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on the summit of Little Round Top.  It was dedicated in 1889 as part of the large group of monuments to state regiments that were erected in that year. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry

The 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of the town of Gettysburg along Slocum Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1888, one year prior to the ceremonies for the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The above drawing of the monument appeared in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September […]