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The Civil War Museum at Nash Farm Battlefield, Hampton, Henry County, Georgia

| August 18, 2014

The Nash Farm is located in the western part of Henry County, Georgia, 21 miles south of Atlanta, at 4361 Jonesboro Road.  It is about five miles west of Exit 221 of I-75.  During the Civil War, it was a Confederate campsite and was the location of the largest cavalry raid the state’s history – […]

More on Valentine Hipsman

| August 17, 2014

Jane Butler of Minisink Valley Genealogy, has called my attention to a blog post she published this month on Valentine Hipsman, who I had previously profiled here in June as part of my series on “The Great Shohola Train Wreck.”  [ShoholaTrainWreck]. Jane’s post is entitled; The Hubschmann Monument, Hipsman Burying Ground, Shohola, PA.  It pictures […]

Benneville Hoyer – Amputee Charged with Selling Liquor Without a License

| August 13, 2014

On 17 January 1891, it was reported in the Harrisburg Patriot that “the grand jury [Dauphin County, Pennsylvania] returned the following true bills….  Benneville Hoyer selling liquor without a license….  These bills were ignored…. Benneville Hoyer, selling liquor to minors.”  What was not stated in the article was that Benneville Hoyer was a Civil War […]

Obituary of Thomas W. Hoffman – Medal of Honor Recipient

| August 11, 2014

Thomas William Hoffman was born in Berrysburg, Dauphin County, on 21 July 1839, the son of Amos A. Hoffman (1809-1897) and Amanda [Harper] Hoffman (1815-1897).  Through the paternal line, he was a direct descendant of Johann Peter Hoffman (1709-1797) and his son, John Nicholas Hoffman (1749-1814), pioneer settlers of the Lykens Valley.  Thomas served two […]

Lewis Doutrich – 207th Pennsylvania Infantry

| August 6, 2014

The name of Lewis Doutrich appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran who joined the Heilner G.A.R. Post after its organization.  Lewis served as a Private in the Civil War. Lewis Doutrich‘s military records are found under several different spellings.  At enrollment, he was registered as Lewis Dauterich.  The most commonly used spelling, […]