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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 […]

Isaac E. Marks – Merchant of Tremont

The Harrisburg Daily Independent, 17 February 1905, printed a brief notice of the death of Isaac E. Marks of Tremont: —Isaac Marks, a prominent Tremont, Schuylkill County, citizen and retired merchant, is dead of pneumonia at his home, aged 62 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war. As shown by the Pennsylvania Veterans’ […]