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Benneville Hoyer – Lost Leg at Battle of Antietam

Benneville Hoyer (1844-1906) is buried at Peace Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private. He is also found in the records as Benwill and Benwell. His enrollment occurred on 24 February 1862 at Schuylkill County, and he was mustered into service […]

Joel Veatch – Right Arm Shot Off at Elbow

Joel Veatch was living in Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1890 and at that time he reported to the census that he was a Civil War veteran and that he incurred a disability as result of his service – his right arm was shot off at the elbow. The Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card, shown […]

Francis Wade Hughes of Pottsville – Confederate Sympathizer?

Francis Wade Hughes (1817-1885) was an attorney in Pottsville at the time of the Civil War and the leader of the county Democratic Party.  A nephew of his, John Hughes, was considered the most famous of all Schuylkill Countians who joined the Confederate war effort.  According to information found in an article that appeared in […]

Henry H. Huntzinger – Militiaman Buried at Hegins?

Henry Harrison Huntzinger is buried at Frieden’s Union Cemetery, Hegins, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Amanda [Erdman] Huntzinger.   Is this is the same Henry H. Huntzinger who served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Headquarters, as 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant of this militia regiment?  At the time the photograph of his grave […]

The Civil War Equestrian Statues at Philadelphia City Hall

Today’s post is a photo essay on the two Civil War equestrian statues on the north side of Philadelphia’s City Hall.  Above is the “Museum Without Walls” marker describing the statues and below is the text of the marker: GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN 1891 Henry Jackson Ellicott (1841-1901) – Sculptor MAJOR GENERAL JOHN FULTON REYNOLDS 1884 […]