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Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer – Another Millersburg-area Veteran Not Included on Monument!

| January 27, 2017

Attempting to find all the eligible men who should be included in the Civil War Research Project has been an interesting task, and often, individuals are located who had a definite connection to the Lykens Valley area, but for whatever reason they have been overlooked by local historians.  Such is the case of Rev. Dr. […]

William T. McLane – Born in Millersburg, Died in Iowa, Ignored on Millersburg Monument

| December 30, 2016

William McClain, a farmer who was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and resided in Dauphin County, enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 21 February 1864, at Harrisburg.  On the same day, he was mustered into service in Company D, as a Private.  His personal information included his age of 18, his height of nearly […]

Who Was W. H. McDonald? – Named on Millersburg Soldier Monument

| December 9, 2016

The name “W. H. McDonald” appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument indicating that he had a connection to Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and to the Civil War. But, who was he?  Thus far he has not been identified. Looking for his full name, his regiment and company of service, and any other information about him […]

A History of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry – Including Reports of a “Bucktail” from Killinger

| October 28, 2016

Today’s post features an 1895 history of a Civil War regiment formed of men including Henry M. Kieffer, who was living in Killinger, Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, in 1860, and was the son of Dr. Ephraim Kieffer, a pastor of St. David’s Reformed Church in that place during most of the years of the […]

Dr. Christian Lenker – Elizabethville Native Served in Ohio Regiments

| September 30, 2016

Dr. Christian Lenker was found in the Biography and History of Schuylkill County, as a Civil War soldier who served in the 19th Ohio Infantry, Company H, as a Sergeant.  His connection to the Lykens Valley was clearly stated in the opening paragraph of the sketch.  It is obvious from that opening paragraph that he […]