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Where is Peter Crabb Buried?

Peter Crabb, one of the earliest settlers of Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was an African American who was born in Pennsylvania about 1787.  He was the father of two known Civil War soldiers, John Peter Crabb and Edward Crabb, both previously profiled here.  At the present time, there are two working theories on where Peter […]

Edward Crabb – Victim of Bigotry in Gratz

Another Memorial Day has gone by and the grave of Edward Crabb, an African American Civil War soldier buried in Gratz Union Cemetery, continues to be un-decorated [no G.A.R.-Star-Flag-Holder and Flag].  In addition to being un-decorated, the Crabb family plot is one of the worst maintained in a cemetery which is known for its manicured […]

March 2016 Posts

A listing of the March 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links.  Click on any title to go directly to the post. ———————————– Featured this month were two posts describing (1) how the By-Laws of the Gratz Historical Society have been completely ignored resulting in an illegal takeover of this Pennsylvania non-profit […]

January 2016 Posts

A listing of the January 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Simon Gratz and the Virginius Affair Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg December 2015 Posts Rev. Thomas Garland – Served in Lykens, Halifax, & Williamstown The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in […]

Pope Francis Visits Philadelphia

On this occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, occurring 22 September 2015 – 27 September 2015, a prior post on this blog is recalled.  That post of 8 April 2012 was entitled, Easter 1862 – Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.  It featured the opening of the Basilica […]