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On Sherman’s Staff

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) We hear Civil War stories about the men from Battery B, and those from the Roundheads of Lawrence County. But here is another story of a Lawrence County native who served in an Iowa infantry. Major Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers was born in Pulaski …

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Joseph B. Chambers: Medal of Honor Recipient (Civil War)

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Joseph B. Chambers was born May 4, 1833 in Beaver County, present day Lawrence County. COMPANY F of the 100th PA INFANTRY Enlisting at East Brook in February 1864, he served in Company F of the 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia …

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Cyrus B. Lower: Medal of Honor Recipient (Civil War)

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Cyrus B. Lower was born February 18, 1843 in Mahoning Township, the son of Samuel and Mary Bryan Lower. His father had moved to Western Pennsylvania about 1825 and settled near Edinburg. After the start of the Civil War, Cyrus enlisted at Poland, OH …

The Huffman Letters: Stories & Book Signing

Talk and Book Signing – Meet the Author In 1861, sixteen year old William Henry Huffman of Darlington Township, Beaver County, enlisted in the Union Army. As part of the 100th PA regiment (Roundheads) based in Lawrence County, he participated in over 20 battles, including Fredericksburg and Vicksburg. Jay Paisley, …

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Civil War Stories by Local Historians

By Kathleen Mooney, LCHS Webmaster The Historical Society has produced a Civil War Presentation available for viewing on YouTube. Take a trip back in time and spend 12 minutes with us as you listen to local historians discuss the Civil War. They bring us snippets of life in the 1860’s through …

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The “Custer” Cannon & Joe Trax

By Betty DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer If we went back in time 100 years or more, no 4th of July Parade would have been complete without local Patriot Joe Trax and his Custer Cannon. A West Side resident of New Castle, Joe Trax had been a member of Company B, Second …

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