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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/01/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/31/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/30/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/29/2016 - 8:00am
Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 10/28/2016 - 11:36am
Peter Fisher, pictured as a Lieutenant
(U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center) All I really ever knew about Peter Fisher was from what I gleaned from the regimental records.

I knew, for example, that he was twenty-two-years-old when he enlisted into the ranks of Company...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/28/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/27/2016 - 8:00am
  A CANASTOTA VOLUNTEER’S EXPERIENCE IN BATTLE. —The Following letter from Frank Gates, a Volunteer in Col. Walrath’s regiment, is communicated by his father for publication: Washington, July 23, 1861. DEAR PARENTS:—To relieve your anxiety, I hasten to inform you that Frank is still in the land of the living. We arrived in this city […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/26/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/25/2016 - 8:00am
Letter from Sergeant Richardson. Perhaps as graphic an account of the fight and retreat as has been furnished by any of our boys is the following from Rennie Richardson of the Lancaster Co. The friend to whom it was addressed giving us permission to publish. – Rennie’s honest indignation at the brutality of the Southern […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/21/2016 - 1:43pm
After my talk on Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library and after a nice lunch on the river in North Wheeling, my son and I stopped in at the West Virginia Independence Hall, a museum downtown very near the library. This is one neat little museum, inside the 1859 Federal custom house. In brief, […]
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