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Jacob Good – Carpenter and Bridge Builder

| October 23, 2012

Jacob Good (1839-1865) was born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private, from 2 September 1861 through his discharge on 12 October 1864.  According to the Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County Pennsylvania, page 957, he was the son of Henry Good and Lydia [Enders] […]

Sudden Death of James A. Snyder

| March 19, 2012

James  Snyder LYKENS, 19 June 1903. — We are sorry to chronicle the sudden death of James Snyder of Center View, which occurred on Sunday morning, the 14th inst., of heart trouble, at the age of 73 years.  He was one of those generous, open-hearted men who always had a smile and kind word for […]

Who Was Samuel Shoop? (Part 1 of 3)

| July 10, 2011

The initial information obtained by the Civil War REsearch Project on a Civil War veteran named Samuel Shoop pertained to an individual who served in the 200th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Corporal.  He was wounded at Fort Stedman, Petersbug, Virginia, 25 March 1865, and as result of the wound had his right leg […]

Mothers who Lost Sons in the Civil War

| May 8, 2011

On this Mother’s Day 2011, it might be interesting to reflect on what we know about the mothers of Civil War veterans, particularly those who died in the war during the first full year of the conflict.  Using the Veterans List that was recently compiled and posted here, a quick search was made for those […]

Pvt. Henry Hoover – 210th Pennsylvania Infantry

| March 11, 2011

No less than twelve persons with the surname Hoover have thus far been identified for this Civil War Research Project.  Their connection to each other, if there is a connection, has for the most part not yet been determined.  For a few, there is extensive information available but for others, much more research needs to […]