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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 […]

Tower City, Porter and Rush Township Civil War Veterans – Part 3

| July 12, 2012

The Tower City Borough, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial is located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery which is located along Route 209 in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  It was the subject of a prior post on this blog on 30 December 2010. Within the glass cases on the monument are name […]

2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – A to C

| April 20, 2012

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning today and continuing intermittently for eight posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each of […]

Halifax Area and the Civil War

| March 6, 2011

The Halifax area of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, consists of the area within the angle (“C’) of the triangular area of study for this Civil War Research Project (see portion of map below). Essentially, everything south of Millersburg (upper left on the insert map) and Elizabethville (upper right on the insert map) could be considered part […]

Buffington Family in the Civil War – Lykens Valley

| December 28, 2010

(Part 2 of 3). Benjamin Buffington (c1730-1814), the great-grandson of Richard Buffington, emigrant from Great Marlow on the Thames, England, was the first of the Buffington family to settle in the Lykens Valley.  After the American Revolution, in which he served in Captain Weaver’s Company, he brought his family to the area at the end […]