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Moses Neyer – Another Missing Millersburg Civil War Veteran

| April 24, 2017

Moses Neyer is missing, i.e., his name in missing from the tablet on the Millersburg Soldier Monument which recognizes Civil War soldiers from that community and the surrounding area of Upper Paxton Township who honorably served in the war.   The photograph at the top of this post (from Findagrave) of his stone at the Oak […]

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 […]