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From: "John Hogg" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Civil War Research
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:13:15 -0600
There are several James Summerhill and J Summerhill in the Ancestry Civil
war soldiers list. Mostly Confederate. The only Union James Summerhill from
Pennsylvania was killed in action.
I have copies of the original 103rd Pennsylvania and 86th Pennsylvania
Histories (1915)and will scan as I have time but no index.
I am sure that not all of the Soldiers are on the lists.
One of my direct ancestors was a blacksmith and would have been 41 in 1861.
Several of his sons served but there is no record of him. He moved to
Nebraska after the war and there is a GAR marker on his grave.
Still working on this one
> Thanks to all who sent ideas about finding James A. Summerhill's Civil War
> Regiment. I have checked the PA Archives Civil War registration cards in
> the past and did so again this morning. I have checked on footnote.com for
> a pension record but did not find any reference to him. The idea about a
> county history book is great. I think I will check in Historic Pittsburgh
> next. It has always been a good reference and I have not checked there.
> I spent the rest of this morning sending emails to contacts on the Civil
> War Units found on the American Civil War Page. Most if not all of the
> addresses are out of date. It is a good site and so I will now check the
> websites for the units.
> James Summerhill and his father James S. Summerhill and his father John
> were born in PA in the area of Allegheny County. I have not connected them
> to the New Jersey family at all. Thanks for all the great ideas. I have my
> work cut out for me!