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Some Clarifications on Franklin Speese

| August 14, 2017

In the initial Civil War Veterans’ List of this Project, there is a Benjamin Speece [or Speese] and a Franklin Speece [or Speese].  Recent research has proven that this is actually one person, who should be identified as Benjamin Franklin Speece (1828-1906) who served in the 184th Pennsylvania Infantry, and who is buried at Messiah […]

Samuel H. Sharron – 1890 Millersburg Veterans’ Census, But Not Civil War?

| August 11, 2017

Occasionally a post-Civil War veteran’s name appears in the 1890 Census along with regiment and dates of service. Usually though, the military service given begins late in 1865 and ends about three years later, which was the usual term of enlistment in a United States infantry regiment.  In the case of Samuel H. Sharron, who […]

What Was the War Service of Aaron Snyder?

| August 9, 2017

The name Aaron Snyder appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  Who was he and what was his Civil War service? In 1890, the widow Catherine Snyder, living in Harrisburg, reported that her deceased husband, Aaron Snyder, had served in the Civil War, but she did not name a regiment, company, or dates of service.  Subsequent […]

Isaac Snoke of Millersburg – 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

| July 31, 2017

Isaac Snoke was born 2 May 1826 and at the time of the Civil War, he enrolled in and honorably served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private.  The record card, shown above from the Pennsylvania Archives, notes that he was mustered into service on 24 January 1862 at Harrisburg, and was […]

Rev. George A. Singer – Militia Man from Millersburg & Halifax

| July 28, 2017

The obituary of George A. Singer appeared in the Pittsburgh Daily Press, 27 August 1910: REV. GEORGE A. SINGER Rev. George A. Singer, 67 years old, for 42 years a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died Thursday afternoon in a sanitarium in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, where he had been […]