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Frederick Metzger – Accidentally Killed by Louis A. Gratz

From the Diary of William Thomas, the following was reported in his entry for 1 June 1862: Fred Metzer of our company was shot Through the Head by a pistol while Lieut Gratz was cleaning it.  He expired in few moments After he was shot. William Thomas was a member of Company B of the […]

September 2014 Posts

A listing of the September 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: A Guide to Georgia’s Civil War Heritage Monuments at Gettysburg – 28th Pennsylvania Infantry August 2014 Posts Samuel P. Klinger – Farmer of Northumberland County Monuments at Gettysburg – 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown […]

2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – G to J

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning last Friday and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each […]

Gratz Family Civil War Stories

Some interesting stories discovered about the Gratz family… Lt. Louis A. Gratz, who we thought was a member of the Gratz family, and who served in the 9th PA Cavalry, Co. B, was an immigrant arriving around 1860 and probably had no connection to the Gratz family of Philadelphia. When he suddenly left the 9th […]