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Monuments at Gettysburg – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road.  The drawing of the monument appeared with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 11 September 1889 on the dedication and re-dedication of Gettysburg battlefield monuments. For more information about this monument and the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry as well as an […]

Albert P. Schoffstall – 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry

Albert P. Schoffstall (1830-1902) is buried at the Donaldson Cemetery, Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a Civil War veteran having served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a 2nd Lieutenant.  On 22 April 1861 Albert enrolled at Llewellyn, Schuylkill County and then reported to Harrisburg to be mustered into service.  At the […]

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 […]

Dr. Isaac LeFever – Assistant Surgeon of the 76th Pennsylvania Infantry

Dr. John Russel LeFever was born on 7 October 1860 in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, the son of Civil War veteran, Dr. Isaac LeFever.  Dr. John R.LeFever at first studied medicine under his father but eventually completed his studies at the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1884.  Later that year, he located his […]

William W. Jones – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

COL. WILLIAM W. JONES COL. WILLIAM W. JONES, train dispatcher and yardmaster, Summit Branch railroad, Lykens, Pa. He was born at Llandilo, Caermarthenshire, Wales, August 22, 1827. His father, John J. Jones, was also born in Wales, where he spent his younger days as keeper for the estate of Lord De Never. In 1829 he […]