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Orton F. Ingersoll – Brother-In-Law of Lykens Valley Medal of Honor Recipient

| May 26, 2016

The first wife of Thomas W. Hoffman (1839-1905) was Sallie Shindel, who was born in Gratz in 1941 and died in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, on 26 April 1890.  The couple had at least 3 children together.  After Sallie died, Thomas W. Hoffman moved to Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, where he lived with his second […]

Francis Wade Hughes of Pottsville – Confederate Sympathizer?

| May 25, 2016

Francis Wade Hughes (1817-1885) was an attorney in Pottsville at the time of the Civil War and the leader of the county Democratic Party.  A nephew of his, John Hughes, was considered the most famous of all Schuylkill Countians who joined the Confederate war effort.  According to information found in an article that appeared in […]

Henry H. Huntzinger – Militiaman Buried at Hegins?

| May 24, 2016

Henry Harrison Huntzinger is buried at Frieden’s Union Cemetery, Hegins, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Amanda [Erdman] Huntzinger.   Is this is the same Henry H. Huntzinger who served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Headquarters, as 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant of this militia regiment?  At the time the photograph of his grave […]

John Peter Crabb – Raising Funds to Help Needy Comrades

| May 23, 2016

John Peter Crabb, Civil War veteran and native of Gratz, Pennsylvania, moved to Harrisburg after the Civil War, where he became a founder and Commander of Stevens Post No. 520, G.A.R.  He was previously profiled here, but not included in that article was a fair conducted by that post in 1889 for the purpose of […]

John D. Hughes – Confederate Soldier from Pottsville

| May 20, 2016

Previously here, the Confederate sympathies of Francis Wade Hughes were discussed.  Hughes was a lawyer in Pottsville at the time of the Civil War.  Several of his brothers, although they were born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, relocated to North Carolina.  At the beginning of the war, one of the nephews of Francis Wade Hughes, John […]