1862 Recruiting Advertisement

RECRUITING! – Cumberland Plow Boys. According to a late act of Congress, the Company must be increased to 125. As all men between the ages of 18 and 35 are declared in the service, here is a good opportunity for 50 to volunteer in an old organized corps. Send your name and address to Col. John H. Cook, Fayetteville; Alex R. Smith, Esq., Kyle’s Landing; or myself at my father’s residence immediately, as I have to return to Camp at an early day. – CHARLES H. BLOCKER, Capt. Co. H, 24th Reg’t N.C.T., Recruiting Officer for the Co.

Shohola Train Wreck

While working on recompiling a roster of troops for our area, I came across some information that I had originially discovered back in the early 90s.  A good number of soldiers from Cumberland County had died in a train wreck at Shohola, Pennsylvania. Continue reading