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Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg

George W. Geesey, whose name appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument as a Civil War veteran, died on 3 February 1927.  For much of his working life, he served as the janitor or custodian of the Millersburg train station/depot and was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad.  He retired in 1915 after 30 years of service […]

January 2016 Posts

A listing of the January 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Simon Gratz and the Virginius Affair Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg December 2015 Posts Rev. Thomas Garland – Served in Lykens, Halifax, & Williamstown The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in […]

The Oak Hill Cemetery List of Millersburg Civil War Veterans

A newly-discovered list of supposed Civil War veterans who are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg is featured in this post.  This one-page list has 114 names, many of which are not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument. There is no indication on the list itself as to the compiler. However, the single page […]

Cavalry Action at Lovejoy’s Station, Georgia

The Georgia Historical Commission Historical Marker for the cavalry Action at Lovejoy’s Station, is located at US Route 41 at McDonough Road at Hastings, in Clayton County, Georgia.  The marker describes one of the earlier actions in Sherman’s March to the Sea: Cavalry Action at Lovejoy’s Station On the night of 15 November 1864, the […]

Kilpatrick’s Raid at Nash Farm, Henry County, Georgia

Today’s post focuses on the historical markers at Nash Farm that relate to the Kilpatrick Raid, which took place 18 to 20 August 1864. The Nash Farm is located in the western part of Henry County, Georgia, 21 miles south of Atlanta, at 4361 Jonesboro Road.  It is about five miles west of Exit 221 of I-75.  […]