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Smaller Civil War Railroad Stations En Route on the Lykens Valley Railroad

| April 18, 2016

Other than the main railroad stations on the Lykens Valley Railroad at Lykens Borough, Elizabethville, and Millersburg (Lenkerville), there were at least three other smaller stations en route.  Previously on this blog, a post featured the Oak Dale Station and the Civil War.  As mentioned in that post, the stop at Oak Dale later became […]

Civil War Railroad Structures of Millersburg

| April 13, 2016

A prior post on this blog, The Lykens Valley Railroad at Millersburg, presented maps showing the location of the Civil War era railroad station at Millersburg, actually located at Lenkerville just south of the Wiconisco Creek.  The 1876 map showed the location of the “Engine House” and “Turntable”.  Today’s post will picture some of the […]

William C. Mills – Naval Veteran of Millersburg

| January 19, 2015

During the Civil War, William C. Mills saw both infantry service and naval service, but it is for his naval service that he was most remembered.  His name appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument (plaque shown above) as W. C. Mills. When William C. Mills died on 21 September 1916, the obituary which appeared in […]

William Bender – Farmer, Carpenter and Wheelwright of Millersburg

| November 18, 2012

Information about the life of William Bender, of Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, a Civil War veteran, can be found in the Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1910, J. L. Runk and Company, and authored by William Henry Egle. (Click on book title for free download). William Bender, wheelwright and […]

More Millersburg Area Portraits Found (Part 3)

| April 19, 2012

Recently, some portraits were located of Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Civil War veterans and members of their families.  Included in this post are portraits of Andrew J. Pontius and John L. Freck. —————————— Andrew J. Pontius (1838-1885). Andrew J. Pontius, who is named on the Millersburg Soldier Monument as “A. J. Pontius,” served with the […]