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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 […]

How Did Daniel D. Weaver Die?

| December 10, 2014

Daniel D. Weaver was born 13 June 1831, the son of Johann Jacob Weaver (1803-1875) and Catharina [Lenker] Weaver (1798-1862).  In 1850 the family was living in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and Daniel was working as a laborer.  The father Jacob was a farmer and brother John Weaver, age 22  living at home, […]

Did Ambrose Baker Fight for the South and North?

| December 7, 2014

The grave of Ambrose Baker of Company K of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry is located in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Rugby, Grayson County, Virginia.  According to a family tradition, Ambrose Baker began the Civil War fighting for the Confederacy, then “switched sides and fought for the Union.”  The discovery of the grave site and […]

Scull Found in 1912 – An African American Who Died at Camp Curtin?

| December 6, 2014

A brief story found in the 5 June 1912 edition of the Harrisburg Patriot told of the finding of a scull along the Susquehanna River bank at Maclay Streets.  No follow-up story was located where the identity, or race, of the individual was determined. The article harks back to a period when phrenology was believed […]

Was John Neubold a Civil War Veteran?

| November 7, 2014

A death notice for John Neubold of Millersburg appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 17 February, 1921: JOHN NEUBOLD, 83, DIES Millersburg, 16 February 1921 — John Neubold died at his home on Tuesday from a complication of diseases.  Mr. Neubold was 83 years old and was a native of Germany.   The funeral arrangement […]