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Obituary of William P. Miller of Lykens

| March 22, 2017

The name of William P. Miller appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran of the Civil War who served at the rank of 1st Lieutenant, but was not a member of the Heilner Post. The obituary of William P. Miller appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph of 25 March 1872 as a reprint from […]

Information Sought on Isaac B. Moyer, Buried at Hoffman Cemetery

| March 20, 2017

A government-issue gravestone marks the burial place of Isaac B. Moyer at the St. Peter (Hoffman) Church Cemetery, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The stone notes his service in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  Also at the grave site is a bronze G.A.R.-star-flag-holder. A copy of the file card with information regarding the granting […]

Joseph H. Miller – Boatman of Millersburg, Local G.A.R. Charter Member

| January 30, 2017

Joseph H.Miller died on 23 Apr 1910 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. On the day of his death, the Harrisburg Telegraph published his obituary: Aged Veteran Dies at Millersburg Home Special to the Telegraph Millersburg, 23 April 1910 — Joseph Miller, a veteran of the Civil War, died at […]

Who Was John McCurtin Who Enrolled at Berrysburg then Deserted in Indiana?

| January 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card for John McCurtin (shown above from the Pennsylvania Archives), indicates that a 45 year old John McCurtin, enlisted at Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on 25 September 1861, in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B.  At the time, he indicated that he resided in Dauphin County and was a stone cutter […]

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 […]