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Philatelic Commemorations of the Lincoln Assassination

| February 23, 2015

The first postal commemoration of the death of Abraham Lincoln was a black, fifteen cent stamp issued on the first anniversary of the assassination, April 1866.  That stamp was described in a previous blog post entitled Early Postage Stamps Honoring Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with the Civil War Centennial, 1961-1965, there was an increase in the […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

| January 27, 2015

The 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road.  It was dedicated in 1888 and turned over to the Memorial Association. 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 […]

Obituary of Daniel Reigle – Medal of Honor Recipient

| January 16, 2015

Previously on this blog, the story of Daniel P. Reigle (1841-1917) was given in a post entitled Daniel P. Reigle – 87th Pennsylvania Infantry – Medal of Honor.  The post was part of a series on members of the Reigle (or Riegle, Regal, Riegel, Reigel, etc.) family who served in the Civil War.  Of all […]

Robert H. Sinex – Present at Lincoln Assassination & Booth Capture

| December 19, 2014

Robert H. Sinex Jr. died on 17 November 1910 in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  A brief obituary of him appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 19 November 1910.  It contained the following interesting information: SAW LINCOLN ASSASSINATED Robert Sinex Also Took Part in The Capture of Booth. Haxleton, 18 November 1910 — Robert Sinex, a […]

Views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown

| September 11, 2014

Two views of the Old Catholic Cemetery at Williamstown have been located.  The pictures have been enhanced for presentation here on this blog. The first view appeared on page 92 of the Sesquicentennial History of Williamstown and Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, published in 1976 by the Sesquicentennial Commission: The picture appears to show a […]