Category Archives: Military History

Trading Rulers for Rifles: The Schoolteachers Regiment

THE STORY OF THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA -Michael S Sheaffer- This article has been shared from the website Civil War Trust and found on the Flipboard.com page of contributor Vivian Narvaez *Growing up within an hour of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania I have often visited the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Flea Market Genealogy? The forgotten resource in genealogy research!

  Flea Market Genealogy an untapped resource Flea Markets are an untapped genealogical resource. As genealogists  we have combed boxes in the attics of our relatives looking for genealogical related items hoping find something to add to our family stories. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania had to pay for its own Military Protection!

-By Michael S Sheaffer Newspaper clipping of the day Harrisburg Telegraph, 17 Nov 1894, Sat, Page 3 For those not familiar with Pennsylvania History here is a page shared from Wikipedia that will explain this article and a little history on … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address

(Shared from Library of Congress This Day in History) -Michael S Sheaffer Gettysburg Address On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the close of ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Honoring a request … Continue reading

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314 machine gun battalion history : Blue Ridge (80th) Division

Pennsylvania State Library Digital Collections While doing research on an ancestor who served in WWI I found myself at the Pennsylvania State Library website. Having done hundreds of hours of research at the Library which is conveniently located on the … Continue reading

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A penmanship contest for Civil War soldiers who lost arms?

The following article was original written on the Library of Congress Blog- Michael S Sheaffer William Oland Bourne Papers June 27, 2016 by Erin Allen (The following is a story written by Mark Hartsell for the Gazette, the Library of … Continue reading

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OTD November 14 1862 Abraham Lincoln Approves General Burnside’s Plan to Capture Richmond, Virginia

Plan eventually led to one of the great Civil War Battles: The Battle of Fredericksburg By Michael S Sheaffer  1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside‘s plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, … Continue reading

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