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The Tragic Death of Isaac Lyter’s Son, 1899

Frank Lyter, the son of Civil War veteran Isaac Lyter, met a tragic death at Halifax in July 1899, as reported in the Elizabethville Echo of 20 July 1899: Accident at Halifax Frank Lyter, son of Ex-Commissioner Isaac Lyter shot and killed himself, at his home in Halifax on Monday evening. He and his mother […]

Isaac Lyter, Bank Teller – Another Look

Isaac Lyter (1844-1912) was previously featured here as part of a series of posts on the Halifax Bank robbery.  The following biographical sketch is from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. M. Runk and Company of Chambersburg.  While it sheds little light on his military service, additional interesting information is […]

Halifax Bank Robbery – Isaac Lyter

At age 55, Isaac Lyter was the youngest of the three bank officials present the day the Halifax National Bank was robbed, 14 March 1901.  He was the owner of five shares of stock in the bank and was its assistant cashier.  During the course of the robbery, he somehow was able to slip out […]

May 2017 Posts

A listing of the May 2017 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Michael O’Leary – Coal Miner of Wiconisco George P. Owen of Tremont – Dies in New Mexico – A Connection to the Boer War Abner M. Pike of Halifax – Some Tragic Stories April 2017 Posts Aaron Ossman of Hegins […]

A Brief History of the B. F. Miller G.A.R. Post #393 at Fisherville

Fisherville is a small community in Upper Dauphin County, near Halifax Borough, that in 1883 formed a local G.A.R. post.  Much of the history of that post has been lost over time and now needs to be re-created through available resources, among those resources, the Harrisburg and other archived newspapers and the national Grand Army […]