Headstone of Henry Clay Weight, 12th Reserves and 190th Pennsylvania.

Henry Clay Weight, Co. I, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Henry C Weight, Civil War veteran, died at his home in Three Springs, Pa., December 1, 1926, aged 82 years, 8 months and 18...
"The Rescue of the Colors," 1899 by William T. Trego

Philip Petty, 12th P.R.V.C. & 136th PA Volunteers

For His Adopted Country. F. D. McGillicuddy, Mansfield, Pa, sends the following to the National Tribune: “Here is the record of a young Englishman, who...
The Battle of Antietam

The Story of Lt. Hardman P. Petrikin as told by Capt. William M. Robbins,...

Born in 1832, Hardman Philip PetrikinThe surname, of Scotch origin, appears to alternate between the spellings of “Petriken” and “Petrikin”; for this article I...
Partial View of General Crawford's Staff at Bristoe Station, January of February of 1864.

The Life and Death of James Harvey Larrimer, Major, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves

James Harvey Larrimer, or “Harvey” as he was more commonly referred to, was the oldest of several children born to Robert and Margaret (Lucas)...

The Pennsylvania Reserves and the Fort Sumter Connection

As an avid historian of the Pennsylvania Reserves, I frequently come across interesting connections of various soldiers of the Reserves to other notable figures...

How To Properly Reference the Pennsylvania Reserves in Historical Texts

I have seen time and time again where, any reference to the regiments in the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps are made so using their Federal...

Robert T. Lain, Co. I, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles

Pvt. Robert Thompson Lain, son of Doctor Joseph Lain, was born at Mount Hope, Orange county, NY, Nov. 3, 1837, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania...

Philip F. Wall, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Philip F. Wall (or Wahl) was one of the few non-native born members of Company K.  He, along with his twin brother Christopher, was...

Elijah J. Smith, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Elijah Jonathan Smith – who answered by his middle name - was born in the year 1835, probably in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, and...

John W. Snyder, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

John Wesley Snyder, or Wesley, as he called himself, was the second of six children by Joseph and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Snyder, and was born...

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.