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Daniel Engle of Schuylkill County – Died in Rebel Prison

| May 1, 2014

Daniel Engle (or Engel) enrolled in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, on 1 October 1861, at Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and was mustered into service on the same day at Pottsville.  He gave his age as 32, but other records indicate he was actually born in 1829 and was closer to […]

John Coffield of Schuylkill County – Died at Richmond

| April 27, 2014

On 12 September 1861, a 25 year-old John Coffield enrolled in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  On 23 September, he was mustered into Company H as a Private.  The record indicates that he died on 11 November 1864, at Richmond, Virginia.  His name was found in a list of Schuylkill County […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 51 – 59

| March 27, 2014

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features nine graves in the outer circle, third quadrant, beginning with photograph 51.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 51 through 59.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

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 – S

| June 11, 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.  […]