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Civil War Roots of Korean War POW Buried at Indiantown Gap

| November 22, 2015

On 9 November 2015, Korean War veteran Corporal Martin A. King who died nearly 65 years ago at a prisoner of war camp in Korea, was laid to rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, with full military honors. Corporal Martin King of the U.S. Army was captured at Unsan by the […]

Obituary of and Memorial to George W. Ely

| November 11, 2015

George Washington Ely died on 18 January 1914 in Lykens Borough, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  As a member of the United Brethren Church in Lykens, his name was inscribed into the memorial book there and his obituary was attached to his memorial page.  The page, which is shown below, incorrectly gives his name as “George Edward […]

Jacob Elm – German Immigrant Served in New York Cavalry Regiment

| November 2, 2015

The death of Jacob Elm was reported in the Harrisburg newspapers on 28 January 1916: WAR VETERAN DIES Special to the Telegraph Wiconisco, Pennsylvania, 28 January 1916 — Jacob Elm, a Civil War veteran, died at his home yesterday from pneumonia.  He was 79 years old and is survived by his wife and five sons, […]

Peter D. Eby – Killed in Mines at Lykens, 1882

| October 23, 2015

Notice of the results of a coroner’s inquest into the death of Peter D. Eby at Lykens appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 5 January 1882: KILLED IN THE MINES A Man’s Neck Broken While Riding on the Cars Coroner Shindler was called to Lykens yesterday to hold an inquest on the body of Peter […]

Who Were These Lykens-Wiconisco Soldiers?

| October 14, 2015

Several persons from Lykens, Dauphin County, and Wiconisco, Dauphin County, have been identified as Civil War soldiers, but very little or nothing is known about them. The known information is presented in the hopes that a reader of this blog knows more about them and is able to provide that information to the Civil War […]