Authors Posts by 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.

Joseph R. T. Coates, Co. C, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Joseph R. T. Coates, Mayor of Chester, was born in 1837, at Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and comes of good Quaker stock. His ancestors were the first settlers of that beautiful town in the...

Andrew Shaw, Co. C, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Andrew Shaw was born in Hyde, Cheshire, England, July 22, 1838. His father came to America in 1848, and his mother and the entire family followed in 1850. They located at Glen Rock, where...
Lieutenant Colonel William S. Thompson

William S. Thompson: Soldier, Sailor and Father

During the fighting on June 26th near Mechanicsville, and intense engagement on June 27th (Gaines’ Mill,) Lt. Col. Thompson had command of the right wing of the regiment.  In the latter battle, the regiment fought severely, holding off large numbers of the enemy for hours, but Thompson came off the field uninjured.  He recalled “I staid with the colors and took them off the field with only Capt. Briner & Lt. Harkins…the colors rec’d 4 shots through it…from the enemies guns.” 

Pfautz-Fouts-Foutz Family, 1st & 7th Pa. Reserves and 1st Pa Cavalry

GEORGE M. PFOUTS, Pvt., Co. D, 7th Pa. Reserve Infantry, b. 1841, Clinton Co., Pa., enlisted at Lock Haven, Pa., 20 May 1861; mustered into Federal Service at Washington, D.C., 27 Jul 1861; missing...
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Lucius Truman, Co. E, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles (13th P.R.V.C.)

LUCIUS TRUMAN, a native of Owego, New York, followed lumbering on Pine creek for twenty-five years, and later carried on the same business in Wellsboro. He served in the rebellion as first lieutenant of...
Sergeant William Hayes Grier, Company A, "Jersey Shore Rifles", 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves

William Hayes Grier, Co. A, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves

William Hayes Grier, printer, editor and politician, was born in the village of McEwensville, Northumberland Co., Pa., in 1841. His grandfather, Rev. John Hayes Grier, was a native of Bucks county, and was born...
First State Issue Flag, Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves.

Amos Helphenstine, Co. F, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Amos Helphenstine, hardware merchant of Greenfield, and one of the prominent business men of the city, was born in Greene County, Penn., in 1837, and is the son of William Alexander and Elizabeth (Piatt)...

American Diogenes: A Life of Brigadier General Mott Hooton, 1838-1920 by Kevin M....

Upcoming Publication August 1, 2023 On June 3, 1920, Brigadier General Mott Hooton was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Oaklands Cemetery, a leafy burial ground on the outskirts of the small south...
Theodore F. Singiser, photographed here as an officer with the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, began his service in Co. E, 6th Pa. Reserves

Theodore F. Singiser, Co. E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Theodore F. Singiser was born in Churchtown, Cumberland County, PA on March 15, 1845. He served as a Private in Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves, until he was discharged on account of disability on...
Sketch of the removal of wounded soldiers from the flames brought on by the Wilderness Battle. Sketch by Alfred Waud. Library of Congress.

The Formation of the Venango Grays is Recalled by Local Civil War Vet

Freeland H. Brown, who was one of the first to enlist from Franklin in the historic Venango Grays, and served in the Civil War, Saturday quietly observed his 88th birthday anniversary. Mr. Brown, who had been a resident of the Third Ward for more than 80 years, recalls many incidents of the war as though it were but yesterday.