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December 2014 Posts

| January 12, 2015

A listing of the December 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Monuments at Gettysburg – 71st Pennsylvania Infantry Edward Thomas – 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Jacob Kissinger – A Photograph and Additional Documents November 2014 Posts Monuments at Gettysburg – 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Scull Found in 1912 – An African American Who […]

Obituary of Aunty Jackson, Matron at Camp Curtin

| December 28, 2014

The obituary of Eliza Kling Jackson, also known as “Aunty” Jackson, was printed in the 21 January 1905 edition of the Harrisburg Patriot: MATRON AT CAMP CURTIN “Aunty” Jackson, Picturesque Character, Succumbed Aged 85 Years DEATH DUE TO PNEUMONIA Resided Here for several Scores of Years and Formerly Kept a Notion Store Mrs. Eliza Kling […]

Best of 2014 – The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle

| December 27, 2014

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle is a burial area for Civil War Soldiers in the Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  With the help of Sam Kerstetter of Gratz (formerly of Shamokin), the circle was photographed and mapped.  This resulted in the following posts in 2014 (click on title to go to post): G.A.R. Soldiers’ Circle […]

Best of 2014 – The Great Shohola Train Wreck

| December 26, 2014

July 15, 2014, wass the 150th Anniversary of the Great Shohola Train Wreck.  A series of posts presented here on this blog over the past year described some of the known facts and controversies regarding that disaster and also gave some personal information about some of the persons who were involved.  Much new information was […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 2)

| December 12, 2014

Today’s post features the grave of Col. Edward H. Leib who is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and also gives some additional information about him and his service in the Civil War.   One of the above two men is thought to be “Capt. E. Leib, 5th U.S. Cavalry” and the […]