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Other Men Named Daniel Riegle (Part 2 of 2)

As noted in the post yesterday, nine men with the name “Daniel Riegle” have been identified as soldiers in Pennsylvania Civil War regiments (with the surname spelling in variation). The most famous of these was Daniel P. Reigle, who served in Company F of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, as a Sergeant, and who, for his […]

Other Men Named Daniel Riegle (Part 1 of 2)

As noted in the post yesterday, nine men with the name “Daniel Riegle” have been identified as soldiers in Pennsylvania Civil War regiments (with the surname spelling in variation). The most famous of these was Daniel P. Reigle, who served in Company F of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, as a Sergeant, and who, for his […]

2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – T to V

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project as updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning Friday, 20 April 2012 and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding tomorrow, a brief sketch of each of the newly […]

Gratz During the Civil War – George Ossman, Boot and Shoe Maker

Lot #29 was held by the heirs of Simon Gratz for many years, but in 1853, they sold it to George Ossman, who at the time lived in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The first part of the house was constructed prior to Ossman purchasing the land.  By 1855, a two story house was listed […]

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Tide Shifts

(Part 3 of 4).  In 1883,Clarence Clough Buel, the Assistant Editor of The Century Magazine, proposed a series of articles which would present differing points of view on the Civil War.  Buel’s plan included the eventual publication of the articles in book form.  In 1887 and 1888, the four volume work was first published. A […]