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March 2014 Posts

| April 6, 2014

A listing of the March 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: The Charter of the Kilpatrick G.A.R. Post of Millersburg February 2014 Posts The Susquehanna River Flood of March 1865 (Part 1 of 2) The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 6 -14 The Susquehanna River Flood of March 1865 (Part 2 […]

Harrisburg Burning – Again

| March 25, 2014

A major suspicious fire which started at the corner of Third Street and Strawberry Alley in Harrisburg on 15 June 1865 destroyed a good portion of a city block.  Two weeks later, another suspicious fire broke out and was described in a brief article which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 30 June 1865: Another […]

Harrisburg Burning

| March 20, 2014

The skies of Harrisburg lit up on the morning of 15 June 1865.  A fire had broken out in coach-maker J. R. Fleming‘s two-story building at Third Street and Strawberry Alley.  It quickly spread to several other buildings.  The investigation quickly concluded that the fire was set by arsonists. The Philadelphia Inquirer of 16 June […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 6 -14

| March 8, 2014

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, first quadrant, beginning at the path.  The photographs are numbered 6 through 14.  Unfortunately, most of the grave sites have stones that are unreadable due to severe weathering.  It is believed that this is the first group of burials in […]

February 2014 Posts

| March 4, 2014

A listing of the February 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Another Biographical Sketch of Dr. Andrew J. Pontius January 2014 Posts The Henry Keiser Diary – Furlough, Marriage, Return to the Front Eleven Civil War Dead of Millersburg The Oak Hill Cemetery List of Millersburg Civil War Veterans Crimes Committed […]