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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.  […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – E

| May 22, 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.  […]

Thomas Hoch and Son of Barry Township

| March 12, 2013

Two more veterans have been added to the Civil War Research Project as a result of being identified in a local area publication as being from Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  The veterans are Thomas Hoch and his son Franklin Hoch. On a grave stone in the St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, also […]