Authors Posts by August Marchetti

August Marchetti

August Marchetti
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.

Russell A. Ingalsby, Co. C, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles

HOW THE BUCKTAILS FIGHT. - Russell Ingalsby of one of the northwestern counties of this State, aged 17 years, and a member of company C, of the Bucktail regiment, is at present an inmate of one of the military hospitals at Camp Curtin. - He was in the Dranesville fight, and was wounded in the battle of Cross Keys.  In a recent letter to his sister, he says

A Brief History of the Organization known as the Pollock Guards

Shortly after the fall of Fort Sumter, citizens both north and south were ablaze with patriotic fervor and gallant sentiments of marching off to war to subdue traitors and invaders alike.  Such sentiments were...

Orange Holmes, Co. D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

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.

William W. Lamb, Co. F, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves

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 &...

John Jesse Merrill, Co. D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

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. 
Charles W. Mackey

Charles W. Mackey, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Captain Charles Willian Mackey, 76, died unexpectedly at 3:40 pm Friday at the Hotel Bartlett in Cambridge Springs, death due to heart trouble. He was born Nov. 9, 1840 in Franklin, a son of...

William L. McQuaid, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

William Lewis McQuaid, son of William Huston McQuaid and wife Catherine Crawford McQuaid was born in Franklin, Venango County, PA on 26 Sep 1839 and baptized at 1st Presbyterian Church, Franklin. The family moved...

Organizing the Venango Grays (Co. C, 10th Pa. Reserves)

This is a initial sketch of the organization of the "Venango Grays", which was assigned as Company C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Eugene H. Stone, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

AGED CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES Eugene H. Stone Was Nearly One Hundred Two Years Old. Eugene H. Stone, of near Wellsboro, civil war veteran, died at the Soldiers’ Facility, Bath, N.Y., Thursday afternoon, Sept. 2, after...

James T. Hebel, Co. B, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL James T. Hebel, 79 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, while accompanying a neighbor, Joseph Lenig from his home in Hunter’s Valley to Newport, Perry County, Pa.,...