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Monuments at Gettysburg – 38th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 38th Pennsylvania Infantry (9th Pennsylvania Reserves) Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg at the foot of the Little Round Top, close to the crossing of Warren Avenue and Sykes Avenue.  The monument was dedicated in the 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was depicted in the 11 September 1889 article that […]

Was Sylvester Snyder, Buried at Berrysburg, a Civil War Veteran?

Sylvester Snyder (1844-1891), son of Abraham Snyder (1814-1888) and Hannah Maria [Bordner} Snyder (1821-1900), is buried at the Old Methodist Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Alongside his grave marker is a a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder indicating that he was a veteran of the Civil War.  Initial efforts to locate his regiment and company of service […]

The Pension Fraud Case of Andrew M. Betz

A few years ago, a message was received from an Ancestry.com subscriber, A. Sinton, regarding an Anthony Betz, who was born in 1836: I have been trying to determine if the Anthony Betz, born 1836, in my tree is the Civil War soldier who enlisted in the 177th [177th Pennsylvania Infantry].  I see you have […]

October 2014 Posts

A listing of the October 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief Lambert K. Hooper – 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monuments at Gettysburg – 35th Pennsylvania Infantry September 2014 Posts Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 1) Monuments at Gettysburg – […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – M (Part 1)

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.  […]