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Civil War Blog

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Henry Lebo – Killed at Five Forks, Virginia, 1865

| September 29, 2016

Henry Lebo was first identified as a Civil War veteran through a brief statement found on page 328 of the Gratz history:  “Henry [Lebo] b 1841, killed while serving in the Civil War.” Henry was the youngest son of George Lebo (1790-1844) and his second wife Lydia. Three Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Cards were located at […]

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 3)

| September 28, 2016

Part 3 of this murder story will be told in today’s blog post.  It includes the trial and conviction of Henry Fisher for first degree murder as well as some of the antics he performed in the court during the trial and at the sentencing. Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War […]

George A. Kreis – Cavalryman & Chief Burgess of Tremont

| September 26, 2016

The funeral of George A. Kreis was reported in the Pottsville Republican on 28 February 1901: The funeral of George Kreis who died at his home in Tremont on Sunday night will take place tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was 59 years of age and well known Democratic circles throughout the county. He was a veteran […]

The Flowers of Emanuel Lehman

| September 22, 2016

On 4 October 1913, the headline in the Harrisburg Telegraph read:  “Emanuel Lehman and His Flower Bed.”  A photo and the story followed: Lykens, Pennsylvania, 4 October 1913 — The above is a picture of Emanuel Lehman, of Lykens, who was recently elected to the office of Sunday School Treasurer of the United Brethren Church […]

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 2)

| September 21, 2016

Part 2 of this murder story will be told in today’s blog post.  It includes pre-trial events involving Henry Fisher, the defendant, which resulted in the judge’s sending him to the Danville Insane Asylum for evaluation. Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War veteran and a pensioner, was brutally murdered in her […]