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Civil War Blog

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A Guide to Georgia’s Civil War Heritage

| September 1, 2014

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has produced an interesting and informative guide to the Civil War-related sites in that state. An earlier version of this brochure was presented on this blog in the post entitled:  Marching Through Georgia. The current web site describing activities related to the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Civil War events […]

What Was the Middle Name of John G. Keihner?

| August 29, 2014

The recent addition of Pennsylvania Death Certificates to Ancestry.com has helped to provide some new information about many of the men who served as Civil War soldiers.  In the case of John G. Keihner (1847-1909), a new middle name has been found.  Keihner, who was from Lykens Township, Dauphin County, moved into Gratz in 1886.  […]

More Information on Correcting Errors on the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| August 27, 2014

In August 2012, here on this blog, a post was published entitled “Correcting Errors on the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monument.”  That post was written following the discovery by Patty Shoemaker Giroult that the National Park Service (NPS) was no longer correcting errors on battlefield monuments.  This information came to her as a result of an attempt […]

Some Basic Facts about the Civil War and Williamstown

| August 25, 2014

How many men from Williamstown and Williams Township were Civil War veterans? One of the difficulties in answering this question can be illustrated by three historical maps of Williamstown and Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The 1858 Map The 1858 map of Wiconisco Township shows the area presently known as Williamstown and Williams Township as […]

Dr. Helen Delucia Fisk – Wife of Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas W. Hoffman

| August 22, 2014

Dr. Helen Delucia [Fisk] Hoffman died on 16 May 1941 at Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, at the age of 92.  According to her death notice (above) which appeared in the Naples, New York Record, she was “one of the pioneer woman physicians, and for many years was a member of the staff of the […]