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Civil War Blog

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July 2016 Posts

| August 5, 2016

A listing of the July 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Edward Crabb – Victim of Bigotry in Gratz Adam Jury – Born Millersburg, Died Salisbury Prison June 2016 Posts “It would have been better if Mr. Ryan had not seized the pistol….” Isaac Koppenhaver – Hotel Proprietor of Millersburg Jacob […]

“It would have been better if Mr. Ryan had not seized the pistol….”

| July 8, 2016

On 14 March 1901, a Civil War veteran, Charles W. Ryan was shot and killed during a robbery at the Halifax National Bank in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, by one of the two men committing that robbery.  Ryan, who was serving as cashier at the bank, was also one of the bank’s founding shareholder members.  […]

June 2016 Posts

| July 7, 2016

A listing of the June 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Obituary of Samuel W. Sheesley Benjamin F. Harper’s Widow of Loyalton, Died in 1917 Elizabeth Imschweiler’s Obituary Connected Her to a Civil War Soldier from Tremont May 2016 Posts Was Henry B. Hoffman Excused from Military Service Because of a […]

Adam Jury – Born Millersburg, Died Salisbury Prison

| July 5, 2016

This is some of what is known about Adam Jury who was born near Millersburg and died while a Prisoner of War at Salisbury Prison in North Carolina.  He is another of the many veterans ignored by the Millersburg Soldier Monument, although there are two men with the Jury surname who are included on the […]

Edward Crabb – Victim of Bigotry in Gratz

| July 1, 2016

Another Memorial Day has gone by and the grave of Edward Crabb, an African American Civil War soldier buried in Gratz Union Cemetery, continues to be un-decorated [no G.A.R.-Star-Flag-Holder and Flag].  In addition to being un-decorated, the Crabb family plot is one of the worst maintained in a cemetery which is known for its manicured […]