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Civil War Blog

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Confederate Veterans Buried in Dauphin County?

| May 10, 2016

The following message was forwarded to The Civil War Blog by Barry Stocker, regular contributor of information on Civil War soldiers from the Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, area. I found an interesting story about some Confederate POW’s used by an Iron Baron by the name of Grubb. They died while being used for slave labor in […]

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

| July 29, 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 final seven of those men with some […]

Repasz Band Plays at Appomattox Anniversary

| April 15, 2015

The following e-mail was received last week from Barry Stocker, a resident of Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, and a historian of the Repasz Band of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: We have returned home after playing a historical and emotional concert at Appomattox Courthouse. Ed Bearss was there and was presented a Küntsler painting. James Robertson was […]

Cyrene T. Bowman – Soldier, Businessman, and Fraternal Leader

| June 12, 2014

Cyrene Bowman enlisted on 9 September 1861 as a Private in Company A of the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry.  He was discharged from service on 23 October 1862.  The following information from his pension application file gives some insight into his experiences in the war: Wounded at the battle near Chantilly, 1 September 1862 – treated […]

Obituary of George S. Klinger from West Schuylkill Herald

| October 15, 2013

The obituary of George S. Klinger appeared in the West Schuylkill Herald, 9 February 1906, and included a summary of his military record: George S. Klinger On Wednesday noon 31 January 1906, George S. Klinger one of Gratz’s highly honored citizens and one of our country’s defenders departed this life and was mustered into eternity.  […]