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Samuel Snyder of Berrysburg, Mifflin Township & Pillow

| October 9, 2017

During the Civil War, Samuel Snyder of Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, served in Captain Murray’s Cavalry Militia as a Private, from about 18 June 1863 to his discharge on an unknown date as a result of typhoid fever.   This information was discovered in the 1890 Veterans’ Census for Pillow, Dauphin County, where he was […]

Levi C. Ressler – Lived Last Years in Tower City

| May 31, 2017

The obituary of Levi C. Patrick appeared in the Lebanon Semi-Weekly of 13 September 1915: Levi C. Ressler, Civil War Veteran Died at Tower City Levi C. Ressler died at his home at Tower City at 3:40 o’clock Thursday morning , after being ill since last Sunday night. He was a veteran of the Civil […]

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 […]

Israel Neiman – Veteran of Mifflin Township

| April 15, 2017

Israel Neiman is buried at the Old Methodist Cemetery in Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At the time the photograph of his grave maker was taken (shown above) there was no indication at the cemetery that he was a Civil War veteran.  According to the stone, he was born 10 July 1820 and died 19 November […]

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 […]