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August Marchetti

August Marchetti
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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.

Bedford Gazette: War Finally Ended For Diminished Co. After 3 Long Years. ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The battle of Antietam left the armies exhausted, but the Union had the advantage and could not capitalize. Gen. George McClellan, once the darling of the north, had frustrated president Lincoln long...

Bedford Gazette: Hopewell Rifles Photo Sparks Some Memories. July 31, 1973.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Along with the correspondence below, we have received several communications about our series on the "Hopewell Rifles" in the Civil War. Dick Eichelberger, whose grandfather Eli was Captain of the company, points out...

Hattie Sharpless, Army Nurse, Pennsylvania Reserves

Harriet Reifsnyder Sharpless went to the front in 1861 as a Volunteer Nurse with the Army of the Potomac and visited among the sick and wounded in the Field Hospitals and moving among the...

Urbane Sloat, Co. K, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves & 191st PA Veteran Volunteers

On July 17, 1861, enlisted in the Union army and was sworn into service at Washington on the 28th as a member of Co. K, 6th Penna Reserves, 35th Pa. in line.

Richard H. Woolworth, 4th Reg’t., P.R.V.C.

RICHARD HOBSON WOOLWORTH, Colonel of the Fourth Reserve regiment, was born at Mantuaville, Philadelphia, in November, 1824. After receiving a thorough education in the schools of the city, he passed a novitiate in business...
Edward DeWelden Brenneman

Edward DeWelden Brenneman, 1st Reg’t., P.R.V.C.

Military History. - Assistant Surgeon , June, 1861. Acting Assistant Surgeon of a Hospital at Alexandria, Va. Assistant Surgeon U.S. Army, April, 1862. With the 2nd and 3rd U.S. Infantry, 5th Corps, Army of...

Henry Coppée, P.R.V.C. Division Staff

Professor Henry Coppée, LL.D., was born in 1820 and died March 21, 1895. At the time of his death he was acting president of Lehigh University, Bethleham, Pa. He graduated at Yale in 1839...

Cyrus McCall, 11th Reg’t., P.R.V.C.

Cyrus McCALL, 68 years old, died Sunday evening, December 29, at nine o'clock, at the home of William FLOWERS, where he boarded. He was born in Westmorland County, PA., where he lived until May...

Jacob G. Chambers, 190th Reg’t., Pa. Vols.

JACOB G. CHAMBERS, M.D., who in 1882 abandoned the practice of his profession for the more congenial pursuits of farm life, is the possessor of a beautiful country estate located on section 11 of...

Richard M. Birkman, 11th Reg’t., P.R.V.C.

No braver officer or nobler soldier served in the armies of the Union during the late war than Major Richard M. Birkman, the founder of the present Indiana Progress, and editor of it for...