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John Powell – Killed in Powder Explosion at Kalmia Mine, 1877

John Powell, who was born in England about 1844, enrolled in the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery on 26 January 1864 at Philadelphia.  Although the above Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card from the Pennsylvania Archives states that he did not muster into service until a year later, other records indicate that the card is in error and […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – A

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 beginning today and continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then […]

Civil War Veteran Burials in Grace United Evangelical Cemetery, Muir (Part 1 of 2)

The Grace United Evangelical Cemetery is located on south Keystone Street in Muir, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  From Interstate-81 (I-81), take the Tower City Exit (Route 209) and travel west on Rt. 209 to the community of Muir. At the sign for the United Methodist Church (Grace United Methodist Church) and the Porter Township Municipal Building, […]

Civil War Veteran Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City – Part 5 of 5

Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is located south of Grand Avenue (Route 209) in Tower City.  To locate the cemetery from Grand Avenue, turn south on 4th Street and continue across the bridge over the Wiconisco Creek and the street becomes Greenwood Road.  The cemetery is on the right just after the road […]

Tower City, Porter and Rush Township Civil War Veterans – Part 2

The Tower City Borough, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial is located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery which is located along Route 209 in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  It was the subject of a prior post on this blog on 30 December 2010. Within the glass cases on the monument are name […]