Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

“Where are we headed?” Zech asked as we left the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum as he scanned the list of monuments I wanted to visit on this trip. “The Twenty-First Pennsylvania Cavalry,” I replied as I turned right onto Baltimore Pike. “It’s the closest one.” A short distance later, just south of Colgate Avenue, … Continue reading Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

Along the Way: 90th Pennsylvania Monument

There possibly is no other place in Pennsylvania that attracts as many people as the Gettysburg Battlefield. From the first visit, I found myself caught up in the history and lore of these hallowed grounds. With each return trip, I discovered new and exciting pieces of information about the battle, the monuments, and the general … Continue reading Along the Way: 90th Pennsylvania Monument

Fort Couch

In the distance, there was a storm brewing, both figuratively and literally. Standing on the breastworks overlooking Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, and Mechanicsburg, I could see the storm in the distance. The storm that brought me here was an approaching battle as the Confederate army advanced northward into Pennsylvania. However, another storm – a physical … Continue reading Fort Couch

Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

I arrived at Evergreen Cemetery, located on the eastern edge of Union City, with directions to the grave I was seeking and thankfully those directions were correct. In a matter of minutes I was standing at the grave located among the rolling hills of Evergreen Cemetery. Near the back of the cemetery is the simple … Continue reading Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

Along the Way: Tillie Pierce

“Years have come and gone since the happening of the events narrated in the preceding chapters, but they are as indelibly stamped upon my memory.”  Tillie Pierce It took much longer to locate the Selinsgrove Lutheran Cemetery than I had planned. The directions I had been emailed added a handful of unneeded turns – I … Continue reading Along the Way: Tillie Pierce