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Additions to Veterans’ List – M (Part 2)

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 continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Pennsylvania Regiments at the Seven Days Battles – Corps & Generals

The Seven Days Battles, occurring from 25 June 1862 to 1 Jul 1862, resulted in a retreat of Union forces away from the Confederate capital of Richmond and down the Virginia peninsula.  The Union Army was headed by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and the Confederate Army by Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Battles took place […]

83rd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

(Part  14 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 […]