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The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 15)

| July 27, 2015

In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House of […]

The Death of Col. Thomas H. Rickert

| July 17, 2015

Harrisburg residents read of the death of Col. Thomas H. Rickert of Pottsville, in the Telegraph of 17 November 1899: Col. Rickert Death Pottsville, 16 November 1899 — Colonel Thomas H. Rickert, a well-known railroad businessman of this city, died at 1:20 this afternoon of disease contracted during the Civil War.  He was one of […]

Some Civil War Connections to Pillow (Part 1 of 3)

| July 15, 2015

On 4 July 2015 I gave the Keynote Speech at the Pillow Historical Society Open House, Pillow, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  One of the parts of that talk was the identification of twenty-one Civil War veterans who had some connection to Pillow (formerly called Uniontown). Today’s post features the first seven of those men with some […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 10) – Capt. Frederick M. Yeager

| June 24, 2015

  In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House […]

Mary Kilraine of Williamstown – Civil War Laundress

| June 4, 2015

A brief story telling of the funeral of a Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania woman, Mary Kilraine, appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 1 August 1905: G.A.R. HONORS FOR WOMAN By Associated Press to The Patriot Williamstown, 21 July 1905 — Mrs. Patrick Comiskey, who died on Wednesday, after a long illness, was buried in the […]