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Millersburg G.A.R. Post Named for Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881) was best known as a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War eventually achieving the rank of Brevet Major General.  In later life he served as the United States Minister to Chile and he was a failed candidate for both governor of New Jersey and the U.S. House of Representatives.  […]

John H. Meredith – 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry

John H. Meredith, Civil War veteran of the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, died on 24 April 1914, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 27 days.  So reads his grave stone at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,  Using a date calculator in this case, two results occur – his birth date was either […]

There’s Something About Rough and Ready

A newly released book on the social history of a village at the center of the Mahantongo Valley, Rough and Ready, contains several sections useful for the study of Civil War veterans and their families, including the discovery of another Civil War veteran to be added to the Civil War Research Project – Henry B. […]

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.  […]