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Joseph E. Peters Jr. – Located in Elizabethville Area After War

Joseph Edwin Peters Jr. served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private during the Civil War.  A brief sketch of him, edited from information found in Captain Enders Legion, pages 173-174, is as follows: Joseph E. Peters Jr. was born 12 July 1843 in Mahantongo, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Joseph […]

Who Was John Lebo?

Because there were possibly six Pennsylvanian who served in the Civil War who had the name “John  Lebo,” at least two of whom were from the geographical area of this Civil War Research Project, this post intends to summarize some of the known information about the two and present some information about the other four. […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 102 – 110

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the second circle, second quadrant, beginning with photograph 102.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 102 through 110.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

Miscellaneous News Briefs from Area Newspapers – 1922, 1931, and 1943

Three news briefs from local area newspapers are presented here to show how the impact of the Civil War lasted well into the 20th Century. —————————– From the Harrisburg Telegraph of 3 February 1922: —————————— PLAN MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE DEAD Members of Post 58, G.A.R., Will Meet at Headquarters Memorial services for eighteen comrades […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – B (Part 2 of 2)

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]