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In What Emergency Regiment Did Benjamin Werner Serve?

| December 30, 2017

In the 1890 Census for Mable, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Werner reported that he served as a Private in Company A of a regiment known as the “Home Guards.”  His dates of service were given as 4 July 1863 to 25 August 1863, or a total of one month and twenty-one days. Benjamin Werner has […]

Frederick Ruben or Reuben Frederick? Valley View Veteran.

| June 30, 2017

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census of Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, a Ruben Frederick was enumerated as a solider who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, as a Private.  In compiling the original list of veterans from the Lykens Valley area, this veteran was incorrectly identified as Frederick Ruben.  Of course this posed some […]

William Lesher – “This Man in War Four Years”

| September 15, 2016

In the 1890 Census for Mable, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, a William Leasure was named for his service in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, with the added comment, “This man in war four years.”  The dates given for his service were, 18 April 1861 through 16 April 1864.  However, in searching the […]

Joshua A. Reed – Released Prisoner Dies at Home in Barry Township

| May 9, 2014

The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Card for Joshua A. Reed notes that this resident of Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, died at home during May 1865.  Other records indicate that his death was due to “effects of prison.” Joshua A. Reed was born in Barry Township about 1834, although some records indicate his birth year may […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – H

| May 28, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]