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Jacob Ritzman – Found Dead Along Road

| January 26, 2015

The obituary of bachelor Jacob Ritzman, found in the Harrisburg Patriot of 29 January 1909, reported that he had found dead along the road in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He was a Civil War veteran having served in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private. BOYS FOUND DEAD BODY Veteran of […]

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 […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 4)

| January 14, 2015

Today’s post is the fourth in the series of photographs of the Civil War veteran graves at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  It features the grave markers of ten soldiers about whom research is ongoing.  To determine the extent to which each soldier’s information has been posted on this blog, click on the […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 3)

| January 7, 2015

Today’s post is the third in the series of photographs of the Civil War veteran graves at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  It features the grave markers of ten soldiers about whom research is ongoing.  To determine the extent to which each soldier’s information has been posted on this blog, click on the […]

Erastus B. Hoffman – Harrisburg Alderman with Roots in Berrysburg

| December 21, 2014

The obituary of Erastus B. Hoffman, found in the Harrisburg Patriot of 8 December 1921, has verified another name for the ever-growing list of Civil War veterans with connections to the Lykens Valley area of Pennsylvania. FUNERAL TODAY FOR ERASTUS HOFFMAN Alderman of Fifth Ward Died Monday in University of Pennsylvania Hospital Following Operation Funeral […]