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Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898

Eighth Regiment PA History & Soldiers

Pursuant to General Orders No 7, Adjutant General’s Office, the Eighth regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, reported at Mount Gretna at noon on Thursday, April 28, 1898, for the purpose of volunteering in the U. S. volunteer service in the war with Spain. The severely inclement weather prevented the regiment from erecting camp until Friday morning, April 29. The strength of the regiment was 43 officers and 596 enlisted men, a total of 639. In distributing the quota assigned to Pennsylvania among the several organizations that were to enter the service, recruits were to be added to each company, and …

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Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898

Fifth Regiment PA History & Soldiers

Pursuant to General Orders No 7, Adjutant General’s Office, dated April 25, 1898, the Fifth Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, on April 27, 1898, left their respective home stations, and proceeded by rail to Mt. Gretna, Pa., where they arrived early on the morning of April 28, being the first infantry organization in the division to reach the point of mobilization. The total strength of the regiment when it reported for duty was 37 officers and 483 enlisted men, a total of 520 men. On May 11, 1898, the regiment was Mustered In to the service of the United …

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Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898

Third Regiment PA History & Soldiers

The Third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, was mustered into the service of the United States on the 11th day of May, 1898, and was the third regiment mustered in from Pennsylvania. It was largely recruited from the Third Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, which had reported at Mount Gretna, Pa., on the evening of April 28, 1898, and went into camp, and whose officers and men were on May 5, 1898, called on by the Governor to volunteer for service in the Spanish War. On the night of May 13, 1898, telegraphic orders were received from the Secretary of …

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Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898

Second Regiment PA History & Soldiers

This regiment was recruited largely from the Second Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, composed of ten companies, located in Philadelphia, and commanded by Colonel John Biddle Porter. The Second Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, reported at Mount Gretna, Pa., on April 28th, 1898, in compliance with orders issued by the Governor. Like all other regiments it was inspected by the Governor, after which the roll of the Field and Staff and of each company was called, and the officers and enlisted men given an opportunity to volunteer. Company D was mustered into the U. S. Volunteer service on …

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Divorces Granted by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from December, 1785, until 1801

These records are an extraction from Pennsylvania Supreme Court records of the divorces granted under its’ authority from 1785-1801. I am not certain why the original transcription did not include divorces between 1801 and 1804, the time in which it still held responsibility for granting such. The original publication within the manuscript did not have any accompanying text to the actual records themselves. The order is as found within the original article.

Book of Ephraim Douglass, Quartermaster 1776

Ephraim Douglass ledger books, 1769-1790

The Ephraim Douglass Ledgers present a record of business and military activities undertaken by Ephraim Douglass in Western Pennsylvania. The information contained within dates primarily from the 1770s and illuminates aspects of life in Western Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War era. The ledgers reveal the foods, household items, and services in demand by colonists on what was, at the time, the western frontier. Douglass and his associates have meticulously recorded details of the transactions.

Obituaries Of Pennsylvania Revolutionary Veterans

Fuller details may be found in the issues of the press cited. See also more comprehensive copy of in “Collections of the Genealogical Society” ARMSTRONG At Carlise, Gen. John A. Armstrong, the gallant defender of Fort Moultrie – Independent Chronicle, 30 March, 1795 BARKER Near Smyrna, Joseph Barker, Esq, of Delaware, formerly of Pittsburg; served as officer of artillery during revolution – American Traveler, 12 July, 1825 BARKER In Philadelphia, Major Gen. John Barker, aged 72 years BARNEY In Pittsburg, Commodore Joshua Barney, aged 60 years; a hero of two wars by sea and land; wounded at Bladensburg – Ibid., …

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Mid-Atlantic states to the Northwest Territory

Migration Routes from Pennsylvania to Virginia

Ever wonder how those long-ago ancestors decided where to live in the New World? The following information on Pennsylvania migration routes was posted on the web. A newsgroup posting stated that the author and compiler was moving and had to remove it. Permission to repost was graciously provided. Read and enjoy! Compiled and written by Virginia Phillips . Edited by J. William Cupp. Thanks for your great work! My husband has recently found ancestors who came from Germany in the mid-1700s, arriving in Pennsylvania, stayed a while then went to Pendleton County, Virginia. One of the men eventually returned to …

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