Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal if Honor recipient Ferdinand Rohm, Mifflintown Note: Rohm's name is spelled incorrectly on his tombstone. It had been two years since I had last been in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery in Mifflintown. I entered the gates to the cemetery at the junction of North and North Third Streets and drove slowly along the roadway searching … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Medal of Honor recipient James B Thompson Note: I want to start by stating that in numerous sources James B. Thompson is sometimes confused with James G. Thompson, also a Medal of Honor recipient. James G. Thompson served with the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery and holds the distinction of being part of a set … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Daniel Hughes and the Freedom Road Cemetery

Freedom Road Cemetery. Williamsport I was too busy talking to Haylee, a friend from college and my copilot for the day’s journey, and missed the small pull-off along Freedom Road. I passed a familiar blue Pennsylvania historical marker as we continued northward until I found a safe place to turn around and return to the … Continue reading Daniel Hughes and the Freedom Road Cemetery

Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Grave of Francis Cunningham, Sugar Grove Cemetery,, Ohiopyle Standing at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Francis Morrison, I scanned the hillside for the resting place Francis Cunningham. My eyes paused at each stone marked by a flag, but none of them appeared to be the grave I sought. I carefully moved along the … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

Grave of Francis Morrison, Ohiopyle Although I had visited Ohiopyle State Park a number of times and I was familiar with the old cemetery located along Campground Road, but was not aware of the other cemeteries in the immediate area. However, just to the northeast of the community rests another cemetery that is hidden from … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate

Note: This is the second part of the series about the Lost Treasure of Dents Run. The first part can be found here: Dents Run: The Legend The vehicle bounced over rocks and ruts as I made my way slowly up the mountainside. Although the road was wide enough for two vehicles to easily pass, I … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate