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Robert McClelland, Miner of Tremont – Died at Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862

| January 20, 2017

On 19 August 1861, Robert McClelland, age 32, enrolled in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  At the time, he was a coal miner whose residence was Tremont.  Other sources note that he was married and had five living children when he enrolled, the youngest, Eleanor McClelland, just born less […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 3)

| November 28, 2016

Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

Daniel Hoy of Tremont – 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| April 21, 2016

A brief notice appeared in the Pine Grove news column of the Lebanon Semi-Weekly News, 26 April 1926: The late Daniel Hoy, whose remains were interred in the Ravine Cemetery, is survived by 59 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The notice failed to mention that Daniel Hoy was a Civil War veteran. However, his grave is […]

Adam Hand – Tower City Area Veteran Moved to Illinois

| February 12, 2016

One piece of information, a picture of a grave marker, has led to the solving of a mystery about a name found on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.  As a result of finding the picture, much more is now known about Adam Hand, a Civil War veteran from the Tower City area. In a 28 […]

Albert P. Schoffstall – 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry

| July 11, 2014

Albert P. Schoffstall (1830-1902) is buried at the Donaldson Cemetery, Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a Civil War veteran having served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a 2nd Lieutenant.  On 22 April 1861 Albert enrolled at Llewellyn, Schuylkill County and then reported to Harrisburg to be mustered into service.  At the […]