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Monuments at Gettysburg – 34th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 34th Pennsylvania Infantry (5th Pennsylvania Reserves) Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on the Big Round Top.  It was dedicated in 1890, after the extensive number of battlefield monument dedications that took place in 1889 on the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The view of the monument pictured above is […]

John E. Roberts – Killed in Virginia, 1862

The name John Roberts appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War soldier who was killed in action.  At first, it was difficult to identify him, but recently, a Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card was located for a John E. Roberts, who lived in Dauphin County at the time of his enlistment. An 18 […]

Michael O’Leary – Coal Miner of Wiconisco

Michael O’Leary, whose name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War veteran from the Lykens-Wiconisco area who was not a member of the Heilner Post, was identified as to his regiment and company by a record found on Ancestry.com in the series, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Soldiers. The index […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 8)

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 […]

September 2014 Posts

A listing of the September 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: A Guide to Georgia’s Civil War Heritage Monuments at Gettysburg – 28th Pennsylvania Infantry August 2014 Posts Samuel P. Klinger – Farmer of Northumberland County Monuments at Gettysburg – 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown […]