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A Brief History of the B. F. Miller G.A.R. Post #393 at Fisherville

Fisherville is a small community in Upper Dauphin County, near Halifax Borough, that in 1883 formed a local G.A.R. post.  Much of the history of that post has been lost over time and now needs to be re-created through available resources, among those resources, the Harrisburg and other archived newspapers and the national Grand Army […]

August 2012 Posts

A listing of the August 2012 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Tower City, Porter and Rush Township Civil War Veterans – Part 10 Charles D. Arters – Postmaster and Educator Sen. Luther R. Keefer July 2012 Posts The Credibility of William Withers Jr. – Lincoln Assassination Witness Tower City, Porter and […]

Gov. William Alexis Stone

William Alexis Stone (1846-1920) served as Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.  He was born in Delmar, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, the son of Israel Stone (1802-1887) and Amanda [Howe] Stone (1806-1871). When the Civil War started, William Stone was too young to join a regiment, and although he tried to enlist by falsifying his […]

November 2011 Posts

A listing of the November 2011 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Lincoln Sightings During Gratz Fair Week Civil War Harrisburg Gratz During the Civil War – Leopold Loeb House Jacobs Lutheran Church All Wars Memorial, Pine Grove Township October 2011 Posts Union League of Philadelphia Halifax Bank Robbery – Abraham Fortenbaugh […]

Halifax Bank Robbery – Charles W. Ryan

The murder victim of the Halifax bank robbery of 14 March 1901 was Charles W. Ryan.  Ryan was one of the three bank officials who were present in the bank at the time that Wesley Keiper and Henry Rowe entered the bank attempting to rob it.  In the gunfire that ensued, Charles W. Ryan was […]