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Dalmatia Civil War Veterans

| May 7, 2011

Another list of Civil War veterans has been located.  This one is from Dalmatia, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  In 1998, Dalmatia celebrated its bicentennial and Richard J. Martz and the Mahanoy and Mahantongo Historical and Preservation Society published a book entitled Dalmatia Pennsylvania:  A Bicentennial History, 1798-1998. The origin of the name is […]

Pvt. Gideon Wolf – Norman R. Rothermel Recalls

| March 21, 2011

For the 200th Anniversary of Klingerstown, Pennsylvania, a Bicentennial Book Committee was formed and the result was a professionally produced commemoration of its history, Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, 1807-2007.  A large section of that book pertained to the Civil War and the soldiers who served from Klingerstown area.  Several interesting stories were told by Norman R. […]

Pvt. Nicholas Adams – 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

| February 23, 2011

Nicholas Adams (1843-1927) was born in Sacramento, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Some sources give his birth date as 20 April 1843 while other sources give it in March.  He was the son of Nicholas Adams and Salome [Hoffa] Adams of Sacramento, who had twenty-one children, among them the sisters Hannah Adams and Ellen Adams, […]

Bates – History of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865

| January 21, 2011

In the post of yesterday, the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File was discussed as originally intended as an index to Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, the official five volume history of the Pennsylvania’s volunteer involvement in the Civil War. Samuel Penniman Bates (1827-1902) was from Meadville, Pennsylvania, and was well known as an educator, preacher, […]

Civil War Veterans’ Card File – Pennsylvania Archives

| January 20, 2011

The Civil War Veterans’ Card File of the Pennsylvania Archives is an excellent resource for information on individual Civil War soldiers who served in Pennsylvania regiments during the Civil War.  It is one of many on-line resources available through the Pennsylvania Archives which are maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at their web […]