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48th Pennsylvania Blog · 1W ago

"No Greater Tribute Could Have Been Paid To This Venerable Old Veteran:" The Funeral of Thomas J. Reed, One of the Last Surviving Veterans of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

A Horse-Drawn Hearse Carries The Remains of Civil War Veteran Thomas Reed Around the Squar...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 2M ago

Henry Jenkins: Born in Wales and Died in Georgetown from Wounds Received at 2nd Bull Run

The Likely Image of Henry JenkinsCompany F, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry(Courtesy of Mr. Richard  Hammons and Mr. RichardJenkins) 2016 has been quite the remarkable year for me in discovering new accounts and seeing new faces from the 48th Pennsylvania...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 3M ago

Discovering Emerguildo Marquiz: Mexican. American. Civil War Soldier.

I first came across his name nearly twenty years ago. . . .    It was in the late '90s and I was back at home during one of my summer breaks from college. One day, I decided to take the short, eight-mile-drive from Orwigsburg to the Free Public Libr...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 3M ago

A Sad End To A Promising Life: Captain Peter Fisher, Co. D 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

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 ...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 6M ago

Remembering General James Nagle On The 150th Anniversary Of His Death

General James NaglePictured Holding the Sword PresentedUpon His Return Home from the Mexican Warin 1848(Library of Congress) 150 years ago. . .sometime around 4:00 o’clock on the morning of Wednesday, August 22, 1866 in his home in Pottsville, Pennsy...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 7M ago

“If I Fall On The Battlefield It Will Be For A Good Cause:” Private Thomas Major (ca. 1840-1862), Company E, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Although I have not been posting as frequently as I once did and not even as much as I did during the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2011-2015), I still maintain this site/blog and keep it active largely now as a resource for those hoping to disc...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 9M ago

Killed At Spotsylvania: Lt. Henry Clay Jackson: Teacher Turned Soldier Turned Martyr

Lieutenant Henry Clay Jackson(Courtesy of Ronn Palm; Museum of Civil War Images) In 1861, twenty-four-year-old Henry Clay Jackson, from St. Clair, Pennsylvania, was looking forward to a career in the classroom. He was enrolled at the Millersville Nor...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 10M ago

Discovering Lt. Cullen. . .

Lieutenant William CullenCompany E, 48th Pennsylvania[Courtesy of  Catherine Siegel and Family] In all of my years studying the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, there are few moments more thrilli...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 10M ago

The 48th/150th: The End

The Remnants of the First State Flag Presented to the 48th Pennsylvaniain September 1861 (pacivilwarflags.org)  150 years ago today. . .on July 22, 1865, the 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunt...
48th Pennsylvania Blog · 10M ago

The 48th/150th: Off To Mexico?

150 years ago. . .the soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania remained encamped at Alexandria, V...