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Isaac Houtz – Correction and Addition

As a result of a post here on 18 May 2016, Isaac Houtz – Letters to His Sister Leah, some additional information (as well as a correction) has been received from a regular research contributor Steve Williams.  On 21 May 2016, the following e-mail was received: I was able to find some information on the […]

Isaac Houtz – Letters to His Sister Leah

Leah Houtz (1843-1924) was the daughter of John Wendell Houtz and Elizabeth [Wolf] Houtz, of Orwin, Porter Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War, Leah received letters from her brother, and one of those letters has been preserved and transcribed by the family.  Unfortunately, Isaac is presumed to have died in the war and […]

June 2016 Posts

A listing of the June 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Obituary of Samuel W. Sheesley Benjamin F. Harper’s Widow of Loyalton, Died in 1917 Elizabeth Imschweiler’s Obituary Connected Her to a Civil War Soldier from Tremont May 2016 Posts Was Henry B. Hoffman Excused from Military Service Because of a […]

May 2016 Posts

A listing of the May 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links. David Muir of Foster Township – His Killing in 1865 Attributed to Molly Maguires America’s Oldest Theatre is in Philadelphia Henry Hoover – Cavalryman and Publisher April 2016 Posts Jacob Zerby of Elizabethville – Cavalryman and Blacksmith John M. Hughes […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – H

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.  […]