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Another Martin Troutman Mystery

| October 11, 2017

Previously on this blog, the question was asked whether Martin Troutman who was listed as a deserter in 1863 from a Pennsylvania militia regiment, died in the war.  That post produced two detailed responses.  See:  Did Martin Troutman Who Deserted in 1863 Die in the War? and comments following. The card above from the Pennsylvania […]

William W. Snyder – Died at a Virginia Hospital, 1864

| September 28, 2017

William W. Snyder was born about 1838 in Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. On 19 August 1861, he enrolled in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry at Mahantonga, Schuylkill County, and on 9 September 1861, he was mustered into Company A as a Corporal at Harrisburg.  At the time, he was 23 years old, stood 5 foot 10 […]

Isaac M. Spong – Buried in Lebanon, Not Malta!

| August 18, 2017

The name of Isaac M. Spong was first introduced to the Civil War Research Project by inclusion in the Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, which stated that he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry and was wounded at Dabney’s Mills, Virginia – and that he was buried in the St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  […]

Joseph E. Peters Jr. – Located in Elizabethville Area After War

| May 19, 2017

Joseph Edwin Peters Jr. served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private during the Civil War.  A brief sketch of him, edited from information found in Captain Enders Legion, pages 173-174, is as follows: Joseph E. Peters Jr. was born 12 July 1843 in Mahantongo, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Joseph […]

Joel Kramer – Killed In Storm By Falling Barn Door

| October 6, 2016

On 11 May 1897, The Times of Philadelphia reported the following tragic story: LAY HELPLESS IN A STORM A Mahantongo Farmer Falls from a Barn and Dies After Being Found by Passing Farmers. Special Telegram to THE TIMES. SHAMOKIN, 10 May 1897 —  News of an awful accident reached here today from Mahantongo Township.  Joel […]