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William H. Moser – Old Veteran Walks 30 Miles to Reunion

| December 18, 2014

From the Harrisburg Patriot of 3 June 1910, we learn an interesting story of an old veteran of the Civil War: VETERAN’S REMARKABLE WALK. Man Who Served in Two Wars Made 30-Mile Trip Afoot. Shamokin, 3 June 1911 — Probably the most remarkable veteran who took part in the observance of Memorial Day in this […]

More Information on William C. Armor

| December 16, 2014

The obituary of William C. Armor (1842-1911) has been located in the Harrisburg Patriot of 14 August 1911.  The portrait above was included with the obituary and was attributed to the photographer “Roshon.”  Previously on this blog, a post entitled William C. Armor – Historian and Bookseller was presented.  This post adds the text of […]

Henry Kemble – Farmer of Northumberland County

| December 14, 2014

Henry “Harry” Kemble, the son of Adam Kembel and Lydia [Zartman] Kemble, was a farmer in Jackson Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War, he served two enlistments, the first of which was from 16 August 1862 in the 136th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, until he received a discharge on a […]

Obituary of Peter A. Campbell of Millersburg

| December 13, 2014

The death of Peter A. Campbell was noted in the Harrisburg Patriot on 8 July 1919: OLD PONY MAIL RIDER DIES AT MILLERSBURG Millersburg, 7 July 1919 — Peter A. Campbell, the oldest native-born resident of this place, and one of the Government’s pony mail riders between here and Sunbury years ago, died at his […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 2)

| December 12, 2014

Today’s post features the grave of Col. Edward H. Leib who is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and also gives some additional information about him and his service in the Civil War.   One of the above two men is thought to be “Capt. E. Leib, 5th U.S. Cavalry” and the […]