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Carsonville Veteran Helps Rescue Traveler, 1905

| September 25, 2017

  From the pages of the Elizabethville Echo of 9 February 1905, comes the following story of a rescue from the snow of a numb traveler in the area of Carsonville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  One of those included in the rescue was William Snyder, a Civil War veteran of Carsonville, who opened his home to […]

William Hicks, Served in Illinois Regiment; Widow was Postmaster of Waynesville

| March 28, 2016

William Hicks (1839-1904), who is buried at St. Paul (Bowerman’s) Lutheran Cemetery in Enterline, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, served in the 8th Illinois Infantry, Company D, as a Private.  There is conflicting data on his dates of service.  In one source, it is stated that he had three enlistments, while another source indicates his service as […]

Who Was John Lebo?

| July 20, 2014

Because there were possibly six Pennsylvanian who served in the Civil War who had the name “John  Lebo,” at least two of whom were from the geographical area of this Civil War Research Project, this post intends to summarize some of the known information about the two and present some information about the other four. […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 138 – 144 and Path

| May 3, 2014

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features seven graves in the second circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 138.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 138 through 144.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

William H. Lebo – Carpenter and Farmer

| November 28, 2012

William H. Lebo (1841-1916) was a Civil War veteran from the Lykens Valley area who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1864 and 1865. The following information is from Captain Enders Legion, a book that was previously reviewed here on this blog and currently still available from the Enders Family Association: William H. Lebo […]