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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 […]

Who Was John McDermot – On Lykens Monument?

| January 13, 2017

The name Owen McDermot appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as an area veteran who was not a member of the Heilner G.A.R. Post.  Who was he? The only person of that name who was found in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File was Owen McDermott, who at 18 years old, enrolled in the 136th Pennsylvania […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 13)

| January 11, 2017

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 8)

| December 23, 2016

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

Who Was Hiram Mann of Lykens?

| November 7, 2016

The name “Hiram Mann” appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War veteran who was not member of the Heilner G.A.R. Post in Lykens. Who was he? In the 1860 Census for East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, a Hiram Mann was located, age 11, household of George Mann, a shoemaker of that place. […]