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Henry H. Huntzinger – Militiaman Buried at Hegins?

| May 24, 2016

Henry Harrison Huntzinger is buried at Frieden’s Union Cemetery, Hegins, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Amanda [Erdman] Huntzinger.   Is this is the same Henry H. Huntzinger who served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Headquarters, as 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant of this militia regiment?  At the time the photograph of his grave […]

Was Robert Hunter of Tower City a Civil War Soldier?

| May 16, 2016

In the 1890Veterans’ Census for Tower City, Porter Township, a Robert Hunter appears on line 34 with an indication of service in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private from 1862-1863, for a period of 9 months. No person of that name has been found in that regiment or company. There is a […]

New Information About James Metz

| May 12, 2016

Recently, a family member provided some new information about James Metz who was previously profiled here on 29 Apr 2014. as one of the veterans who is buried at the Soldiers’ Circle, Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. James A. Metz is also found in the records as Metze and Mertz.  He was born on […]

Jacob Hess, Buried at Berrysburg – Did He Serve in the Civil War?

| May 11, 2016

Jacob Hess is buried at Sweitzer’s Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  According to his gravestone, he was born 31 July 1841, and died 20 February 1890.  His wife, Mary A. Hess is buried with him.  She was born 10 October 1847 and died 21 March 1929.   Also buried in the same plot, and named on […]

Confederate Veterans Buried in Dauphin County?

| May 10, 2016

The following message was forwarded to The Civil War Blog by Barry Stocker, regular contributor of information on Civil War soldiers from the Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, area. I found an interesting story about some Confederate POW’s used by an Iron Baron by the name of Grubb. They died while being used for slave labor in […]