Civil War Blog

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What Ever Happened to Henry Dietrich of Millersburg?

| September 25, 2015

Henry Dietrich (or Dietrick), who was born about 1836, was previously mentioned in a post here on 21 April 2012 as a discovered addition to the Civil War Research Project.  Since that time, one error was discovered in that prior post. The Henry Dietrich who was married to Bridget was not the same person who […]

Charles T. Dechant – Post Charter Member Not Named on Millersburg G.A.R. Monument?

| September 21, 2015

A few years back it was suggested here on this blog that the 126 Civil War veterans who are named on the Millersburg Soldier Monument represent only a small fraction of those having a connection to Millersburg and Upper Paxton Township who actually served honorably in the Civil War.  As new names are discovered of […]

John Crane of Millersburg and Lykens

| September 7, 2015

John Crane, who is also found in the records as John Crain, is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave there is a G.A.R.-Star-Flag Holder indicating service in the Civil War.  However, his name does not appear on the Millersburg Soldier Monument. There is a John Crane who served in […]

Some Wedding Anniversaries of Veterans in 1919

| August 24, 2015

Two Civil War veterans with connections to the Lykens Valley celebrated long-term marriage anniversaries at the end of 1918 and the end of 1919.  Both anniversaries were reported in the newspapers of 1919. Cloyd C. Bender was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, but lived most of his life in Halifax where he first worked as […]

Obituary of William DeHaven of Millersburg

| August 21, 2015

William H. DeHaven, born 21 June 1846, served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, as a Private, during the Civil War.  After the war he was one of the founding members of the G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post at Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He lived in Millersburg most of his life, working as a laborer in […]