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Elias Minnich – Killed in Action Near Marietta, Georgia

| February 21, 2017

The name of Elias Minnick appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who was killed in the Civil War.   His name is most often found in the records as Michael Minnich. His military record states that he was a member of the 16th United States Infantry, Company C.  He enlisted on 29 February […]

William Henry Miller – Enders Descendant from Halifax Killed by Indians in Dakota Territory

| February 19, 2017

William Henry Miller was born in January 1846 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Miller (1812-1857) and Mary Jane [Bryan] Miller (1811-1868).  John Miller, the father, was the grandson of Capt. Johann Philip Christian Enders.  The 1850 census portion (shown above from Ancestry.com), is from Halifax Township, Dauphin County, where the […]

Who Was Patrick Mullin of the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry?

| February 15, 2017

Patrick Mullin was living in Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1890, and reported to the census that he had served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, with service beginning on 31 October 1861.  However, in the comments section (not shown), he also reported that he deserted on 19 June 1862. […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Johnny Comes Marching Home

| February 13, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 26, the final chapter of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Camp Curtin

| February 10, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 2 of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated in the 1860 […]