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Obituary of John C. Steckley of Dauphin Borough

John Christian Steckley, who was born 17 November 1845, was briefly profiled here on 11 June 2013: John Christian Steckley (1845-1912) ——– 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, Private (Mustered In 18 February 1862, Harrisburg – Mustered Out 8 March 1865).  Enrolled: Hummelstown, Dauphin County.  Captured as prisoner (POW) at Weldon Railroad and held prisoner from […]

Isaac M. Spong – Buried in Lebanon, Not Malta!

The name of Isaac M. Spong was first introduced to the Civil War Research Project by inclusion in the Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, which stated that he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry and was wounded at Dabney’s Mills, Virginia – and that he was buried in the St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  […]

July 2017 Posts

A listing of the July 2017 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: McCoy Sargert – Killed at Antietam, 1862 Isaac E. Snyder – Dies From Fall From Ladder, 1890 Henry W. Snyder – County Treasurer & Lykens Merchant William Savage – Victim of Mining Accident, 1879 Obituary of George F. Rhawn, 1896 […]

Confusion in the Records of Joseph M. Smith of Halifax

Joseph M. Smith is buried at Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His stone states that he was born 9 October 1846 and died 13 April 1918 – and that he served as a Private in Company C of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry.  At his grave there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder.  […]

Joseph E. Peters Jr. – Located in Elizabethville Area After War

Joseph Edwin Peters Jr. served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private during the Civil War.  A brief sketch of him, edited from information found in Captain Enders Legion, pages 173-174, is as follows: Joseph E. Peters Jr. was born 12 July 1843 in Mahantongo, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Joseph […]