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What Was the War Service of Aaron Snyder?

| August 9, 2017

The name Aaron Snyder appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  Who was he and what was his Civil War service? In 1890, the widow Catherine Snyder, living in Harrisburg, reported that her deceased husband, Aaron Snyder, had served in the Civil War, but she did not name a regiment, company, or dates of service.  Subsequent […]

Rev. George A. Singer – Militia Man from Millersburg & Halifax

| July 28, 2017

The obituary of George A. Singer appeared in the Pittsburgh Daily Press, 27 August 1910: REV. GEORGE A. SINGER Rev. George A. Singer, 67 years old, for 42 years a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died Thursday afternoon in a sanitarium in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, where he had been […]

Did Henry Shoop of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry Die in Wisconsin?

| July 26, 2017

On 7 March 1865, Henry Shoop, who resided in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, enrolled in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Harrisburg, and was mustered into service as a private two days later at the same place.  He was a 24 year old shoemaker who stood 5 foot 9 […]

Was Joel Shearer a Civil War Veteran?

| July 14, 2017

Joel Shearer died on 9 November 1882 and is buried at St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave, there is a G.A.R. star-flag holder.  However, no regiment or company has been located in which he served.  And, there is nothing on the grave marker itself to indicate that he served. According […]

Isaac E. Snyder – Dies From Fall From Ladder, 1890

| July 5, 2017

Isaac E. Snyder, Civil War veteran, is buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He died on 15 November 1890. During the Civil War, he served in the Emergency Militia, 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private.  He was mustered into service in Schuylkill County, 17 June 1863, and completed his […]