In the death of Orange Holmmes, which occurred at his home, No. 44 East Church Street, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, this city has lost one of its oldest and best citizens and John S. Bittner post one of its most faithful members. Mr. Holmes’ death was due to an affection of the heart, which had troubled him for a number of years. Two weeks ago his condition became worse and since then he had been growing weaker.
David Edward Lamb is a member of the Pettit & Lamb Mercantile Company at Herington in Dickinson County. This company operates the largest department store in that county, and the firm of Pettit & Lamb had been in existence for over twenty years.
Mr. Lamb's individual experiences and achievements since he came to manhood have made him a leading citizen...
General John Jesse Merrill died at his home in Lock Haven on Saturday night last, of paralysis. General Merrill was born in New Berlin and was a son of the late James Merrill and was sixty five years old. He studied law with Hon. W. C. Lawson of Milton and located to Lock Haven.
After their capture at the Weldon Railroad, the Union prisoners were ushered towards Petersburg where they were kept in an open, wet, muddy field until the evening of the twentieth.
Westwood A. Todd, an ordinance officer in Mahone's Brigade (Confederate), observed, "The prisoners passed by me as they were coming out. I thought we had captured their whole army for I had never seen so many prisoners in a battle before. Among them was a full regiment of Pennsylvania 'Bucktails,' so-called from each man wearing a buck's tail in his hat. Our men were very much pleased with buck tails, and have asked the prisoners for them. Some of our men took the buck’s tail without saying ‘by your leave.”
John E. Cobaugh, son of George and Louisa (Emert) Cobaugh, was born February 24, 1839. He served as a private in the Civil war in Company A, Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers. May 5, 1864, near Richmond, Virginia, in the battle of the Wilderness, he was wounded, and was taken to Fredericksburg, where he died May 19, 1864, his...