Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chapter 4: December, 1862, The 147th at Harpers Ferry, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER IV Thus we started out for three years active campaigning with a full determination to do our humble share in blotting out secession. Harpers’ Ferry, on the south side of the Potomac River, is situated on Bolivar Heights, West … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: November, 1862, In Camp, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER III While in camp a little girl was murdered on Allison’s Hill, east of Harrisburg. It was reported that the murderer was a soldier, so orders were issued that no soldier was allowed to leave camp, but that any … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: October, 1862, Muster In, The App Brothers in the Civil War

CHAPTER II After arriving at Camp Simmons Captain Tarbutton, who was in command, assigned us to quarters. We were placed in A tents, in messes of four in a tent, with a board floor four inches above the ground and … Continue reading

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What is a regimental flag and why was it important during the Civil War?

The Civil War armies, both Union and Confederate, tended to be organized as regiments from particular states, and soldiers usually felt their first loyalty toward their regiment. Soldiers also strongly believed they represented their home state and their local region in the state, … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: September, 1862, Leaving Selinsgrove for the War, The App Brothers in the Civil War

The History of Company G, 147th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Military Hierarchy: CORPS            Two or more Divisions DIVISION       Smaller than Corp, larger than Brigade BRIGADE        Made up of Regiments REGIMENT    Two or more Battalions BATTALION   Three or more Companies COMPANY     … Continue reading

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Introduction, 1862, The App Brothers in the Civil War

Introduction Two of my ancestors, Solomon and Jeremiah App who were brothers, happened to experience the American Civil War together as soldiers in the same fighting unit from Snyder County, Pennsylvania – Company G, 147th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Our … Continue reading

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