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John Houser – 46th Pennsylvania Infantry

On 29 June 1915, the Harrisburg Patriot reported that the estate of John Houser, a Civil War veteran, would be divided between his wife and two daughters, according to the provisions of his will, which was filed the day before in Dauphin County Court.  The body of John Houser had been found in Lemoyne a […]

46th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  30 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 147 – 158

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features all the graves in the inner circle, first and second quadrants, beginning with photograph 147.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 147 through 158.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran – and some […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 129 – 137

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the second circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 129.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 129 through 137.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 120 – 128

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the second circle, third quadrant, beginning with photograph 120.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 120 through 128.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]