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Wartime Sketches by Edwin Forbes

| March 8, 2017

The following illustrations were taken from Under the Maltese Cross – Antietam to Appomattox:  The Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865, compiled by Charles F. McKenna, and published in Pittsburgh in 1910.  Click on the title for a free download of this book, which is a history of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. All of the […]

John Mucher – German Immigrant in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| March 3, 2017

John Muchler died on 6 May 1915 and is buried in the Lykens Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  According to his grave marker, he served as a Private in Company F of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. Jacob Muchler was a German immigrant who was born on 28 December 1830.  On several […]

Samuel Miller, Emergency Man & the Fire That Destroyed His General Store

| March 1, 2017

Samuel Miller‘s name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a man who served in the Civil War at the rank of Sergeant, but was not a member of the Heilner Post at that place. Samuel Miller was born in 1833 in Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, he served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency […]

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 […]