Military

December 10, 2023

Letter From Captain Kearney.

Letter From Captain Kearney.Alexandria, Va.Jan. 27, 1902. DEAR REGISTER– While you are always a welcome visitor at our home, you often bring me sadness. I was very sorry to hear of the death of comrade J. […]
December 3, 2023

An Honorable Roll (Company F, First VA Cavalry)

An Honorable Roll. Robert L. Billmyer, of this vicinity, has handed us the following list of the surviving members of Company F, First Virginia Cavalry, commanded by the late Captain M. J. Billmyer, and we print […]
November 26, 2023

James Halpin, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 26, 2023

Roy M. Welsh, WWI Return Passenger List

November 26, 2023

Andrew Higgins, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 26, 2023

George Caton, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 26, 2023

Owen Higgins, 12th VA Cavalry Civil War Service Record

November 26, 2023

Patrick Mackin, 12th VA Cavalry Service Record

August 22, 2023

William E. Geary; lost his life in France

The facts about the death of Sergeant Major William E. Geary, the Harpers Ferry boy who lost his life in battle June 25 in France have only recently been given to the family. At the time […]
July 28, 2023

Bravery of the Hamtramck Guards

Mr. Zittle– There seems to be considerable talk and gossip through some parts of this community, about the conduct of the Hamtramck Guards, at Harper’s Ferry during the insurrection there. Being an eye-witness to the whole […]
July 28, 2023

Colored Volunteer Company Arms Removed

It is stated that the arms recently furnished to a colored volunteer company in Philadelphia, have been taken away by the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, in consequence of the Harper’s Ferry affair.
July 28, 2023

Narrow Escape at Harper’s Ferry

NARROW ESCAPE AT HARPER’S FERRY.– We clip the following interesting article from an exchange paper:— There was to be a military execution away up above the heads of everybody in Harper’s Ferry, on Bolivar heights, and […]
July 11, 2023

H. M. Welsh Request for Deferment

Subject: Deferment For,Harold M. Welsh File:Selective Service Local Board No. 28,Selective Service,No. 108 South Queen Street,Martinsburg, West Virginia. Bakerton, W. Va.Jefferson County.October, 7th; 1950. Dear Sirs:– I Martin D. Welsh, father of Harold Mc Clellan Welsh, […]
July 5, 2023

H. M. Welsh; Selective Service System

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM LOCAL BOARD, SELECTIVE SERVICEMASON BUILDING, EAST WASHINGTON ST.CHARLES TOWN (JEFFERSON COUNTY), W. VA.(STAMP OF LOCAL BOARD) November 27, 1945. Harold McClellan Welsh,Bakerton, West Virginia. Dear Sir:- We write to advise you that under […]
December 8, 2020

Only Work Fit For The Irish

May 24, 2020

State of Ireland

By Magnetic Telegraph!ARRIVAL of THE STEAMER ACADIA.Alarming state of Affairs in Ireland— A rising of the people and a most sanguinary struggle anticipated. The first Telegraphic dispatch the readers of the “Spirit of Jefferson” have had […]
May 23, 2020

“Ould Ireland” Proclaims Hostilities at Dam 4

War! War! War!— “Ould Ireland” proclaiming Hostilities against “Amiriky” at Dam No 4— the “Hamtramck Guards” ordered to battle. On Saturday morning last, the 9th inst., our town was thrown into considerable commotion by the summoning […]
December 4, 2019

Letter to Joseph H. Sherrard

Citizens request arms from Armory at Harpers Ferry. Reports a thousand Irish laborers on the C & O Canal have quit their jobs and are marching from Hancock to Old Town, destroying whatever is in their […]