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Grandsons of Civil War Veteran Josiah Hand Killed in East Brookside Mine Disaster

| August 2, 2013

One hundred years ago, on 2 August 1913, two explosions occurred in the East Brookside Colliery near Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, resulting in what was the worst mining disaster in the area and the eventual loss of life of twenty miners and laborers.  The connection of this disaster to the family of Josiah Hand, […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – H

| May 28, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Tower City (Part 6 of 6)

| February 15, 2013

(Part 6 of 6).  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery is located in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, at the corner of East Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 209) and North 4th Street.  At the front of the cemetery, along East Grand Avenue, is the Tower City, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial, which was previously […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Tower City (Part 5 of 6)

| February 14, 2013

(Part 5 of 6).  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery is located in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, at the corner of East Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 209) and North 4th Street.  At the front of the cemetery, along East Grand Avenue, is the Tower City, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial, which was previously […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Tower City (Part 4 of 6)

| February 13, 2013

(Part 4 of 6).  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery is located in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, at the corner of East Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 209) and North 4th Street.  At the front of the cemetery, along East Grand Avenue, is the Tower City, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial, which was previously […]