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The 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln – The Lincoln Flag Hoax

| April 14, 2015

  Today marks the 150th Anniversary of one of the great tragedies in American history – the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  This post summarizes the conclusions of nearly twenty years of personal research on one of the so-called artifacts of that assassination – a 36-star American flag said to be placed under Lincoln’s head in […]

Five War Veterans Who Died in 1919

| April 13, 2015

Daniel Ginter was born 24 June 1840 and died on 10 December 1919.  During the Civil War he served with the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, from 18 July 1864 through 6 November 1864.  On 16 February 1895, he applied for a pension, which he received and collected until his death.  Ne […]

Capt. William E. Miller – Medal of Honor at Gettysburg

| April 7, 2015

For his actions at Gettysburg, Captain William E. Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor and he is recognized at the Pennsylvania Medal of Honor Memorial in Harrisburg: During the Civil War, William E. Miller served only one enlistment and that was with the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry.  He was mustered into service at Washington, D. […]

George Small – Railroad Hero

| March 30, 2015

GEORGE SMALL HAD CIVIL WAR RECORD Saved Locomotives and Rolling Stock During Earley’s Raid to the River York, Pennsylvania, 9 May 1907 — George Small, 224 Walnut Street, a retired engineer on the pension roll of the Northern Central Railroad, and one of the best known residents of the city, died suddenly yesterday morning.  He […]

Who Was Philip Holler Who Died in Williamstown in 1904?

| March 26, 2015

The Harrisburg Patriot of 1 June 1904 reported the death of Phil Haller, at Williamstown. WILLIAMSTOWN From the Patriot Correspondent WILLIAMSTOWN, 31 May 1904 — Phil Haller, a Civil War veteran, died at his home of asthma and dropsy. He was seventy-four years of age. His funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p.m.  The […]