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Civil War Blog

A project of PA Historian

Some Clarifications on Franklin Speese

In the initial Civil War Veterans’ List of this Project, there is a Benjamin Speece [or Speese] and a Franklin Speece [or Speese].  Recent research has proven that this is actually one person, who should be identified as Benjamin Franklin Speece (1828-1906) who served in the 184th Pennsylvania Infantry, and who is buried at Messiah […]

Adam Hand – Tower City Area Veteran Moved to Illinois

One piece of information, a picture of a grave marker, has led to the solving of a mystery about a name found on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.  As a result of finding the picture, much more is now known about Adam Hand, a Civil War veteran from the Tower City area. In a 28 […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 2)

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 […]

Jacob & Jonas Walborn – Sons of Christian & Judith Walborn

Two sons of Christian Walborn (1802-1871) and Judith [Hartman] Walborn (1804-1853) of Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, have been confirmed as Civil War soldiers:  Jacob Walborn (1839-1915) was a member of the 78th Pennsylvania Infantry; and Jonas Walborn (1840-1912) was a member of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry.  In addition, there is a possibility that a […]

Eleven Civil War Dead of Millersburg

“One hundred twenty six men from Millersburg served in the war, some for more than a one-year enlistment.  Of those 126 men, 11 died.”  This statement is found on page 41 of the book, A Celebration of Millersburg’s Bicentennial, edited by Nancy L. Wert and Edwin D. Schlegel, and published in 2007. The number of […]