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Robert C. “Pete” Wiscount Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tremont

| September 5, 2011

The Robert C. “Pete” Wiscount Veteran’s Memorial Park is located on the south side of the main street (Route 209) of Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The dedicatory plaque reads: Robert C. “Pete” Wiscount Veteran’s Memorial Park This park, built on the site of the Tremont Hardware, was erected through Pete’s vision, leadership, and dedication.  His […]

Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865

| May 2, 2011

  Click on picture to enlarge From 1863 to 1865, four drafts took place in the United States.  The draft call of 1863 required registration of eligible men between the ages of 20 and 45, divided into two classes as described below in the Ancestry.com data base, U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865: This […]

Civil War Descendants of Nathaniel Gist

| April 29, 2011

Christopher Gist, an immigrant from England around 1682, settled in the Baltimore area of Maryland in 1891.  His marriage to Edith Cromwell had connected him to one of the prominent lines of English descent, that of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector.  The son of this marriage, Richard Gist (1684-1741), was the father of western explorer […]

Pvt. David Brown – 177th Pennsylvania Infantry

| April 25, 2011

  David Brown (1837-1902) According to official records, David Brown was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1862.  He was mustered into service on 2 November 1862 and mustered out with his company on 5 August 1863.  Pension application records indicate that he developed the mumps on 13 October 1862, soon after his arrival […]