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Joshua A. Wald – 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 8, 2017

  Joshua A. Wald, who served in the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private, from 27 February 1865 to 28 June 1865, died on 18 February 1926 in Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.   He applied for a pension on 11 July 1890, which he received and was collecting until his death, whereupon his widow, […]

John S. Trego – Gravely Wounded at South Mountain, 1862

| October 23, 2017

“When cannons roared and treason’s flag Defiantly did wave, He rushed to arms, he gave his life His bleeding land to save.” The above poem appears on the grave marker of John S. Trego at the Stove Valley (Zion) Cemetery, Hickory Corners, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Also on the stone is the following information: In Memory […]

A Brief History of the B. F. Miller G.A.R. Post #393 at Fisherville

| November 30, 2015

Fisherville is a small community in Upper Dauphin County, near Halifax Borough, that in 1883 formed a local G.A.R. post.  Much of the history of that post has been lost over time and now needs to be re-created through available resources, among those resources, the Harrisburg and other archived newspapers and the national Grand Army […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – H

| May 28, 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.  […]

John A. Sipe – Tailor of Herndon

| November 30, 2012

In a section describing John A. Sipe, found in the Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County Pennsylvania  (1911), no less than ten Civil War veterans are mentioned in his extended family.  John A. Sipe was a merchant tailor who had a post-Civil War business that centered in Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, but operated in […]