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Civil War Blog

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Jonas Swab – Elizabethville Hometown Hero

| October 18, 2017

The above banner is part of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to honor veterans of all wars at Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Although there were hundreds of men who served in the Civil War from the Elizabethville area, Jonas Swab was the only Civil War veteran so honored with a banner. Prior posts on this […]

Philadelphia Memorial to Octavius V. Catto

| October 16, 2017

Recently, a new memorial to Ocvatius Valentine Catto was ceremonially unveiled in Philadelphia in the central square of the city, just to the west of the south gate entrance to the City Hall Plaza. Previously, on this blog, a post entitled Octavius V. Catto, told of this African American’s relationship to the Civil War and […]

The Civil War Equestrian Statues at Philadelphia City Hall

| May 19, 2016

Today’s post is a photo essay on the two Civil War equestrian statues on the north side of Philadelphia’s City Hall.  Above is the “Museum Without Walls” marker describing the statues and below is the text of the marker: GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN 1891 Henry Jackson Ellicott (1841-1901) – Sculptor MAJOR GENERAL JOHN FULTON REYNOLDS 1884 […]

Gen. George McClellan’s Philadelphia Home – Historical Marker

| April 7, 2016

The McClellan House was located at 912 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.  A historical marker was placed on the sidewalk in front of where the house once stood.  The marker reads: McCLELLAN HOUSE Father and son lived at 912 Walnut St. after 1832.  Home of George McClellan, M.D., founder, Jefferson College, until he died in 1847.  Home […]

Clifford H. Romberger (1947-2015) – Civil War Re-Enactor

| October 5, 2015

Word has been received of the death of Civil War Re-Enactor, Clifford H. Romberger.  His obituary, as it appeared in local area newspapers, and on the web site of Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, follows: ELIZABETHTOWN – Clifford H. Romberger, 68, of Masonic Drive and formerly of Elizabethville, passed away Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at the Masonic […]