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Who Was John Donnelly of Joliett?

The above Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Card from the Pennsylvania Archives give some of the information that is know about John Donnelly (sometimes referred to the records as John Donnely). John Donnelly was about 24 years old (born about 1837) when he enrolled in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, at Tremont, Schuylkill […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 9)

In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House of […]

Civil War Trails – West Virginia

West Virginia Civil War Trails is one of a series of publications produced for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and was funded in part by the Transportation Enhancement Funds provided by the Federal Highways Administration.  This edition, for West Virgina, is similar in format to the other publications for Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina […]

Obituary of Frank N. Douden of Millersburg

On 23 March 1917 a brief obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot noting the death of a prominent businessman of Millersburg, Frank N. Douden.  Although the obituary gave his middle initial as “S,” it is the same person who served in the Civil War in Company G of the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry. Frank S. Douden […]

January 2015 Posts

A listing of the January 2015 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Monuments at Gettysburg – 84th Pennsylvania Infantry Obituary of Elias F. Garman, Born in Dauphin County Four Who Claimed Association with Jeff Davis Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 3) Monuments at Gettysburg – 88th Pennsylvania […]