William H. Bentzel, Co. C & K, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Death of W. H. Bentzel At 7 o'clock on Saturday evening Mr. W. H. Bentzel died at his residence, Walnut and Fifth streets, this place. He was ready to go and death came peacefully. While...

Diary of Private Edwin D. Benedict, Co. C, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Handwritten transcriptions from a number of pages of the Diary of Private Edwin D. Benedict, who served in the Troy Guards, Company C, of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves. As noted in the upper...

David R. Beaver, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

David Richardson Beaver was born near Valley Forge, Chester County, Pa. on April 18, 1842. His family moved to and operated businesses in Norristown and Bridgeport, Pa. Richardson was educated in local schools and...
Public Ledger (Phila) Jan 28 1864 p. 2

1864 Obituary of Samuel L. Cooper, Co. A, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

COOPER – On the 24th instant, of disease contracted in the army, while a member of Company A Twelfth Pennsylvania Reserves, SAMUEL L. COOPER, son of Rachel and the late Samuel B. Cooper, in the...
Train Derailment at Manassas, by photographer Andrew J. Russell. Library of Congress

Railroad Accident in Virginia; List of Casualties

This story was published by the New York Times in December 1863 related to a train derailment that left soldiers of the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps killed and injured. Last night, at about 6 o’clock, the second P.M. train from Brandy Station ran off the embankment at Bristoe Station, destroying several yards of the track, the locomotive and four cars, beside killing four men and wounding fifteen.
First State Issued Colors of the Twelfth Pennsylvania Reserves . Courtesy of the Capital Preservation Committee, Harrisburg, Pa.

Pvt. Calvin Martin, Co. H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

PROMOTED: We take pleasure in announcing to our readers the promotion of C. Martin, Co. H, 12th Pa. Reserve Corps, to Hospital Stewart, U.S. Army. Mr. Martin has for some time been acting as dispensary clerk in the Hammond Hospital, and by his promptness and knowledge of the business, has shown himself worthy of the position he now holds.
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 days.  He was born at Warriorsmark, Pa. and learned the...
"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 served his adopted country, that is worthy of being perpetuated...
Monaghan Cemetery Dillsburg PA

York County PA Reserve Soldiers Buried Outside of Pennsylvania

For over 20 years I have had the honor and pleasure of searching local cemeteries in York County for Civil War veterans.  It has become somewhat of a passion of mine, and to this...

Psychosis of a Soldier:  The Troubled Story of Private Abraham B. Penman

It’s easy to sometimes overlook the normal, mundane and uneventful military tenures of volunteer soldiers when trying to tell interesting stories.  We tend to favor those whose decorated military careers are obvious, and those stories that have been told, and retold generation after generation.  In 2011 we were presented with a number of transcripts of original Civil War letters written by Abraham Penman to his wife, Elizabeth.
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