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Views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown

| September 11, 2014

Two views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown have been located.  The pictures have been enhanced for presentation here on this blog. The first view appeared on page 92 of the Sesquicentennial History of Williamstown and Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, published in 1976 by the Sesquicentennial Commission: The picture appears to show a […]

Samuel P. Klinger – Farmer of Northumberland County

| September 7, 2014

Previously, two men named Samuel Klinger had been identified to be included in the Civil War Research Project.  In researching Samuel P. Klinger of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, who was born on 16 September 1824 and died 4 February 1903, it was discovered that he was also a Civil War veteran – thus bringing the total […]

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 […]