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Civil War Blog

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Additions to Veterans’ List – W, Y and Z

| June 14, 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.  […]

Samuel A. Wesner – Killed at Mines in 1904

| January 24, 2013

A death at the mines at Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, occurred on 7 November 1904.  Though not reported as such in the brief notice that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the man who was killed, Samuel Wesner, was a Civil War veteran. Car Off Track; Kills Man Special to The Inquirer MAHANOY CITY, Pennsylvania, […]

The Census of 1860

| June 17, 2012

In 1860, the United States conducted the Eighth Census.  The total population of the country was determined to be 31, 443, 321, which represented a 35.4% increase over the Census of 1850.  Included in the total population in 1860 were 3,953,761 slaves.  Pennsylvania’s population in i860 was 2,906,215. Pennsylvania’s white population in 1860 was 2,849,266. […]

How Many Samuel Fryberger’s?

| October 2, 2011

A post on another blog and an article in the Shamokin News Item sparked curiosity about the Civil War soldier named therein – Samuel Fryberger.  Is it possible that this Northumberland County soldier should be included in the Civil War Research Project?  Although Shamokin is just outside the triangular geographic area of the project study, […]