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Who Was John McDermot – On Lykens Monument?

| January 13, 2017

The name Owen McDermot appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as an area veteran who was not a member of the Heilner G.A.R. Post.  Who was he? The only person of that name who was found in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File was Owen McDermott, who at 18 years old, enrolled in the 136th Pennsylvania […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – C

| May 18, 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.  […]

The Crook Family of Clark’s Ferry

| December 18, 2012

Four members of the Crook family of Clark’s Ferry, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania served in the Civil War.  Clark’s Ferry is located in the lower part of the triangular area of study of the Civil War Research Project. The 1858 map (above) of Reed Township is from the Pennsylvania Archives.  It shows the location of Clark’s […]

2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – P to S

| April 26, 2012

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning last Friday and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each […]

2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – G to J

| April 24, 2012

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning last Friday and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each […]