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Repasz Band Plays at Appomattox Anniversary

| April 15, 2015

The following e-mail was received last week from Barry Stocker, a resident of Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, and a historian of the Repasz Band of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: We have returned home after playing a historical and emotional concert at Appomattox Courthouse. Ed Bearss was there and was presented a Küntsler painting. James Robertson was […]

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

| August 15, 2014

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 […]

Fire Destroys the Lykens Register, 1900

| January 7, 2014

A cool breeze nipped at Isaac Deitrich as he tramped home in the darkness. It was a little before midnight on the evening of December 5, 1900 when his late shift in the mines let out. Wiconisco and Lykens lay below him in the twilight, only dim shadows marking where each town began. He left […]

The Battle of the Millersburg Ferry

| December 16, 2013

In 1992, in recognition of the 175th Anniversary of the Millersburg Ferry, Civil War re-enactors assembled at Millersburg‘s Riverfront Park to conduct a mock battle between two ferry boats – the Roaring Bull and Falcon.  During the Civil War, no actual battle took place in the Susquehanna River area surrounding Millersburg, but if one had […]

Gratz Fair Exhibit Features Women of the Civil War Era

| September 15, 2013

Women and the Civil War – Portraits and Stories is the newest exhibit of the Civil War Research Project   It will preview at the Gratz Fair, beginning today, Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., and continuing to Saturday, September 21, 2013, when the Fair closes. The exhibit description states: This portrait gallery is […]