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January 2016 Posts

| February 5, 2016

A listing of the January 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Simon Gratz and the Virginius Affair Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg December 2015 Posts Rev. Thomas Garland – Served in Lykens, Halifax, & Williamstown The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in […]

Update on Inglis V. Fairbain of Tower City

| February 1, 2016

On 13 November 2015, Who was Inglis V. Fairbain of Tower City? was presented in a blog post here.  Within a few days, a comprehensive summary was received from Debby Rudy, a regular research contributor who lives in the Lykens Valley area.  Her response answers many of the questions asked in the first blog post, […]

Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| January 13, 2016

The three men whose obituaries appear below all served in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry as Privates.: ——————————– Adam Flinchbaugh Geesey (1841-1921): Adam F. Geesey, a former treasurer of York County, Civil War veteran and bank directory, died on Saturday at his home in York from paralysis, aged 79 years. Mr. […]

The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist

| January 11, 2016

John Henry Geist (1838-1928) was the son of John Geist (1801-1880) and Susanna [Frederick] Geist, who were married in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the 12 December 1824.  But, other than his parents’ marriage, did John Henry Geist have a connection with Millersburg and the Millersburg area? John Henry Geist was a Civil War veteran […]

December 2015 Posts

| January 6, 2016

A listing of the December 2015 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Benjamin Rush Foster – Ties to Williamstown, Lykens, & Washington Township November 2015 Posts Daring Colliery Robbery, 1867 – Civil War Veteran Escapes to Get Help Civil War Church Preserved Amid Tallest and Newest Buildings in Philadelphia Hiram Focht of […]