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Fake Lincoln Photos – Lincoln in His Coffin

| November 30, 2016

In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train left Washington, D.C., on a three-week journey on its way to Springfield, Illinois. During the time that Lincoln’s body lay in state for viewing by thousands in New York City, a photographer, Jeremiah Gurney Jr., with permission of those responsible for security, took a photograph.   Secretary of War […]

John D. Manning – Murdered at Annapolis, 1864

| November 25, 2016

John D. Manning of Llewellyn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, son of John Manning and Elizabeth Manning, was mustered into the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private, on 9 September 1861.  The records of that regiment show that he was about 27 years old at the time and was working as a laborer. The Pennsylvania […]

Isaac E. Marks – Merchant of Tremont

| November 18, 2016

The Harrisburg Daily Independent, 17 February 1905, printed a brief notice of the death of Isaac E. Marks of Tremont: —Isaac Marks, a prominent Tremont, Schuylkill County, citizen and retired merchant, is dead of pneumonia at his home, aged 62 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war. As shown by the Pennsylvania Veterans’ […]

William Lebo – Medical Doctor at Hegins

| November 16, 2016

The photograph shows Dr. William C. Lebo working on a cadaver while a student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, some time after the Civil War.  In the 1870 census of Gratz Borough, Dauphin County, he indicated he was a medical student and was living in the household of his brother-in-law, Henry R. Lehr, who […]

John Maguire – From Slate Picker to Mine Superintendent – Lived in Tremont

| November 11, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer of 13 March 1912 reported the death of John Maguire, a former mine superintendent: John Maguire Claimed by Death Special to the Inquirer POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1912 — John Maguire, of this city, died last night.  He was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and took […]