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Women and the Civil War (Part 4)

| December 7, 2016

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

Fake Lincoln Photos – Lincoln in His Coffin

| November 30, 2016

In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train left Washington, D.C., on a three-week journey on its way to Springfield, Illinois. During the time that Lincoln’s body lay in state for viewing by thousands in New York City, a photographer, Jeremiah Gurney Jr., with permission of those responsible for security, took a photograph.   Secretary of War […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 3)

| November 28, 2016

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

John D. Manning – Murdered at Annapolis, 1864

| November 25, 2016

John D. Manning of Llewellyn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, son of John Manning and Elizabeth Manning, was mustered into the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private, on 9 September 1861.  The records of that regiment show that he was about 27 years old at the time and was working as a laborer. The Pennsylvania […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 2)

| November 21, 2016

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]