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Information Sought on Isaac B. Moyer, Buried at Hoffman Cemetery

| March 20, 2017

A government-issue gravestone marks the burial place of Isaac B. Moyer at the St. Peter (Hoffman) Church Cemetery, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The stone notes his service in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  Also at the grave site is a bronze G.A.R.-star-flag-holder. A copy of the file card with information regarding the granting […]

William B. Mayberry – Emergency Man from Tremont

| March 13, 2017

William B. Mayberry answered the militia call of the emergency of 1862 by enrolling in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1861) at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where he was mustered into service as a Corporal.  He gave his age at the time as 32 (born about 1830).  He was discharged from service on 26 […]

Who Was Henry Clay Mellon Who Enlisted at Tremont?

| February 27, 2017

Previously on this blog, the name of Henry C. Mellon was added to the list of Civil War veterans who had some connection to the Lykens Valley area. During the war, Henry Clay Mellon enrolled at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1862, in the militia regiment known as the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, […]

Was William Miller a Civil War Veteran?

| February 25, 2017

William Morgan, born 18 May 1831, son of Jacob Moyer/Meyer (1804-1869), and Rebecca [Ferree] Moyer (1809-1883), in Washington Township, near Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He lived most of his life in Wiconisco Township and Lykens Borough, where he worked as a carpenter.  He married Lydia Schadel and had at least six children with her.  He […]

Who Was Patrick Mullin of the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry?

| February 15, 2017

Patrick Mullin was living in Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1890, and reported to the census that he had served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, with service beginning on 31 October 1861.  However, in the comments section (not shown), he also reported that he deserted on 19 June 1862. […]