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Grandsons of Civil War Veteran Josiah Hand Killed in East Brookside Mine Disaster

One hundred years ago, on 2 August 1913, two explosions occurred in the East Brookside Colliery near Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, resulting in what was the worst mining disaster in the area and the eventual loss of life of twenty miners and laborers.  The connection of this disaster to the family of Josiah Hand, […]

August 2013 Posts

A listing of the August 2013 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Grandsons of Civil War Veteran Josiah Hand Killed in East Brookside Mine Disaster July 2013 Posts Henry B. Longsdorf – Teacher, Railroad Track Foreman, and Newspaper Contributor Amanda B. Hepler – Widow of Isaac Hepler Can You Run More About […]

Civil War Veteran Burials in Grace United Evangelical Cemetery, Muir (Part 1 of 2)

The Grace United Evangelical Cemetery is located on south Keystone Street in Muir, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  From Interstate-81 (I-81), take the Tower City Exit (Route 209) and travel west on Rt. 209 to the community of Muir. At the sign for the United Methodist Church (Grace United Methodist Church) and the Porter Township Municipal Building, […]

Tower City, Porter and Rush Township Civil War Veterans – Part 4

The Tower City Borough, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial is located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery which is located along Route 209 in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  It was the subject of a prior post on this blog on 30 December 2010. Within the glass cases on the monument are name […]


Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project.   Updated 12 April 2011. ++++ Updated 19 April 2012. A Nicholas Adams (1843-1927)—- William Adams (18xx-xxxx) —- Joseph J. Alleman (1847-xxxx) —-William Alleman (1844-1894) —- John Allman (1838-xxxx) —- David Alspach (1839-1864) […]