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Monuments at Gettysburg – 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 111th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located southeast of the town of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue.  It was dedicated in 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia Inquirer article of 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen on Stephen […]

Wendall Miller – Laborer of Hubley Township

A Civil War grave marker found in the St. Paul’s (Artz) Church Cemetery, Sacramento, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, for Wandal Miller, who served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, presented somewhat of a challenge to research due to his common surname.  Wandal, who was more commonly found as Wendall Miller (or as he was located […]

Benneville Hoyer – Amputee Charged with Selling Liquor Without a License

On 17 January 1891, it was reported in the Harrisburg Patriot that “the grand jury [Dauphin County, Pennsylvania] returned the following true bills….  Benneville Hoyer selling liquor without a license….  These bills were ignored…. Benneville Hoyer, selling liquor to minors.”  What was not stated in the article was that Benneville Hoyer was a Civil War […]

Benneville Hoyer – Lost Leg at Battle of Antietam

Benneville Hoyer (1844-1906) is buried at Peace Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private. He is also found in the records as Benwill and Benwell. His enrollment occurred on 24 February 1862 at Schuylkill County, and he was mustered into service […]

Adjutant Benjamin M. Frank of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Benjamin M. Frank (1844-1880), also found in the records as Benjamin M. Franke, served as Adjutant for the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. On 9 March 1865, Benjamin M. Frank enrolled and was mustered into service of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a 2nd Lieutenant, at Harrisburg.  He was 5 foot, […]