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Isaac Kemble – “The devil can’t chase these little gnats….”

| June 24, 2016

During the Civil War, Isaac Kemble served with the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Corporal, enrolling at Sunbury, Northumberland County on 19 August 1861, and mustered into service in Harrisburg, 2 September 1861.  At the time he was 22 years old (born 1839), was employed as a surveyor, and resided at Sunbury.  He […]

May 2016 Posts

| June 6, 2016

A listing of the May 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links. David Muir of Foster Township – His Killing in 1865 Attributed to Molly Maguires America’s Oldest Theatre is in Philadelphia Henry Hoover – Cavalryman and Publisher April 2016 Posts Jacob Zerby of Elizabethville – Cavalryman and Blacksmith John M. Hughes […]

April 2016 Posts

| May 5, 2016

A listing of the April 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links. March 2016 Posts Civil War Railroad Structures of Elizabethville Selected Items from the Pension Files of Mrs. Daniel Williard Henry H. Weaver – Died in War at Jeffersonville, Indiana Gen. George McClellan’s Philadelphia Home – Historical Marker Civil War Railroad […]

Cornelius A. Hochlander – Emergency Man from Wiconisco

| April 14, 2016

Cornelius A. Hochlander is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Memorial as a Private who joined the Heilner Post in Lykens after it was organized. Hochlander, who is sometimes found in the records as Hocklander, was born in November 1844, the son of George Hochlander, a shoemaker, and Mary Adaline Hochlander.  The family is found in […]

March 2016 Posts

| April 1, 2016

A listing of the March 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links.  Click on any title to go directly to the post. ———————————– Featured this month were two posts describing (1) how the By-Laws of the Gratz Historical Society have been completely ignored resulting in an illegal takeover of this Pennsylvania non-profit […]