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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 […]

Elias Geist Morgan – 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

| March 10, 2017

Elias Geist Morgan was born on 10 May 1842 in Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Samuel Morgan (1812-1897) and Abolina [Geist] Morgan (1816-1890). On 9 March 1865, Elias Morgan enrolled in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, at Philadelphia and was mustered into service the same day as a […]

Wartime Sketches by Edwin Forbes

| March 8, 2017

The following illustrations were taken from Under the Maltese Cross – Antietam to Appomattox:  The Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865, compiled by Charles F. McKenna, and published in Pittsburgh in 1910.  Click on the title for a free download of this book, which is a history of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. All of the […]

John Mucher – German Immigrant in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| March 3, 2017

John Muchler died on 6 May 1915 and is buried in the Lykens Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  According to his grave marker, he served as a Private in Company F of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. Jacob Muchler was a German immigrant who was born on 28 December 1830.  On several […]

Samuel Miller, Emergency Man & the Fire That Destroyed His General Store

| March 1, 2017

Samuel Miller‘s name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a man who served in the Civil War at the rank of Sergeant, but was not a member of the Heilner Post at that place. Samuel Miller was born in 1833 in Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, he served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency […]