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Dr. Christian Lenker – Elizabethville Native Served in Ohio Regiments

Dr. Christian Lenker was found in the Biography and History of Schuylkill County, as a Civil War soldier who served in the 19th Ohio Infantry, Company H, as a Sergeant.  His connection to the Lykens Valley was clearly stated in the opening paragraph of the sketch.  It is obvious from that opening paragraph that he […]

Emanuel H. Umholtz – The Bell Tolls for Him

On 16 September 1904, Emanuel H. Umholtz died in Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His funeral was held a few days later at Simeon Church and he was buried in the church yard, now called Gratz Union Cemetery.  About two weeks earlier a new 649 pound bell, purchased from Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio, had […]

The 150th Anniversary of Kilpatrick’s Raid at Nash Farm Battlefield

The 150th Anniversary of Kilpatrick’s Raid at Lovejoy Station and Nash Farm Battlefield, Hampton, Henry County, Georgia, will be recognized from 20 August through 24 August 2014. From the brochure advertising the event: The Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield and the Georgia Civil War Commission wish to invite you to the 150th Anniversary of Kilpatrick’s […]

Another Visit to Nash Farm Battlefield

In a previous post of 10 December 2012, entitled The Nash Farm Battlefield, Henry County, Georgia, the following was stated: 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.  During 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.  […]