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Samuel Trump – Boatman and 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry

On 15 October 1861, Samuel Trump, claiming to be 27 years old (born about 1834), enlisted in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company F, at Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  On 7 November 1861, he was mustered into service as a Private at Harrisburg.  According to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card, shown above from the Pennsylvania […]

Daniel McManaman – 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Named on Lykens G.A.R. Monument

Daniel McManaman is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran of the Civil War who served as a Private and who was a member of the Heilner Post, joining after its organization. One difficulty in finding him in the records is that his surname is found with many different spellings, including McManamy, McMeneman, […]

Daniel Hoy of Tremont – 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry

A brief notice appeared in the Pine Grove news column of the Lebanon Semi-Weekly News, 26 April 1926: The late Daniel Hoy, whose remains were interred in the Ravine Cemetery, is survived by 59 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The notice failed to mention that Daniel Hoy was a Civil War veteran. However, his grave is […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry

The 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument at Gettysburg is located northwest of the town of Gettysburg on Buford Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The drawing of the monument (above) is from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen on Stephen Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg […]

17th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  17 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 […]