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Civil War Blog

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Update on Benjamin Hartzog, alias Walter Davis, of Donaldson

| February 10, 2016

A brief description of the service Benjamin Hartzog was given here on this blog on 24 April 2012 when he was added to the Civil War Research Project. Benjamin Hartzog (1843-xxxx), a resident of Donaldson, Schuylkill County, was a laborer who enlisted in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  After the war […]

Jacob Swab & Jacob W. Swab – Two Different Elizabethville Area Veterans

| February 8, 2016

In the 1967 published list of Civil War veterans from the Elizabethville, Dauphin County, the name of Jacob Swab appears.  In researching this soldier, it is now known that there were actually two persons of this name, one found in the records as Jacob Swab and the other found as Jacob W. Swab. ——————————— JACOB […]

Philip C. Swab – A Grand Funeral!

| February 3, 2016

Philip C. Swab is buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War, he served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  He was mustered into service on 30 August 1864 and honorably discharged on 1 June 1865.  In 1870, Swab was a retail dry goods […]

Obituary of a Civil War Widow, Mrs. Joseph W. Knouff

| January 29, 2016

During the Civil War, Joseph W. Knouff served in Company H of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, for nine months.  He died on 10 April 1902 and is buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Enders, Dauphin County. On 21 July 1890, Joseph W. Knouff applied for a disability pension, which, according to the Pension Index Card […]

Jennie Kissinger – Buried in Her Ku Klux Klan Robes

| January 27, 2016

Today’s post will begin to document numerous instances of hate and violence in Dauphin County which occurred before, during, and after the Civil War.  This includes actions by individuals, by political parties, by social groups, and by terror groups.  A new blog topic, “Hate,” is being introduced with this post and other posts on this […]