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Willoughby Walt – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

Willoughby Z. Walt died on 20 January 1916 and is buried at the Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He is found in the records as both Wald and Walt and his middle initial is found as both “C” and “Z.” ____________________________________________ Records at the Pennsylvania Archives shown above) indicate that a Willoughby C. Wald […]

Christian Shoop – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

Christian Shoop (1820-1895) was a Civil War soldier and a farmer.  He is buried at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His wife Martha Shoop (1827-1911) is buried next to him. In 1850, Christian Shoop appeared in the census as a farmer in Greenwood, Perry County, along with his wife Martha Shoop, and children […]

David Peters – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

Davis Peters (1842-1894) is buried at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At the time the above photograph was taken, there was no indication at his grave site that he was a Civil War veteran, although there are records to confirm that this is the same Davis Peters who was a member of the 208th […]

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 […]

Jacob Klinger and Sarah [Reed] Klinger – Death at the Almshouse and a Murder Story

Today’s post begins the story of one of the most brutal and sensational murders ever committed in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania – that of Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, the widow of Civil War soldier Jacob Klinger. It is believed by some that the Jacob Klinger who served in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry in the Civil War […]