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July Monthly Chat

  • Waynesboro Historical Society 138 West Main Street Waynesboro, PA, 17268 United States (map)

Monthly Chat Series:

Civil War Era
with Bob Steel Davis & Hank Hadden

This activity is hosted by the Society and is free and open to the public, with light refreshments. Starting promptly at 10am at the Oller House, which is located in the Borough on lovely West Main Street.

In past chats some have talked about relatives hearing cannons shooting during from Gettysburg. Others have passed down stories of defectors running West on Mentzer Gap Road. And, did you know Western Maryland residents could sign up for the Pennsylvania campaign.  We have one ancestor whose Maryland grandfather joined the Union cause. Come hear stories that are NOT told in most history books.

Are you related to a Waynesboro Civil War soldier, some of whom are: 

Samuel Hoeflich, Dr. A.S. Bonebrake, H.G. Bonebrake, Geo. W. Gans, Jas. P Wolff, Lewis C. Hardman, J.J. Stevens, CM Frey. Dr. IN Snively, W Miller, SA West, Dr. J.M. Ripple, D.Y Bitner, Jacob Storm, HS Rider, Daniel Snively, Geo. F. Forman, Geo, W Croft, John McCullough, Cornelius Ingles, William Wallace, Daniel Gossert, JM Filer, LA Willis, JL Weagly, W Wetzel, John Purviance, David Mentzer, Andrew Justice, Ferdinand Socks, John Harmony, Lewis Embly, Abraham Bowder, Albert Smith, Rev. JR Hutchison, Herman Moser, John Richardson, Jno. R Hoeflich, John Walters, G Frank Lidy, Napoleon Beard, AD Morganthall, Wm. A Price, , Jeremiah Zimmerman, Jacob Kriner, Henry Manns, JF Reamer, William Cummins, John Grumbine, LP Thompson, Eli Gauger, Daniel Clerstone, Dr. P.R.Welsh, Absalom Beaner, George Boerner, Ezra Hanstine, George Eyler, Enos B Engle, John Garrett, David McGinley, Henry Funk, Jno Harbaugh, J. Eyster, Christian Creager, John Smith, H Cammack, Jeromy Coble. Francis Foreman, Samuel Weaver, D Wilhelm, JF Newman, AE French, DA Miller, Samuel McFerren, Daniel Burklite, John Redding, John Kauffman, Geo. M Boswell, Frederich Dukehart, Henry Fox.

These soldiers that Followed the Flag during the Civil War were listed in the Record Herald on June 5, 1905. Rev. Lee E. Daywalt printed the same in his "Once Upon Our Times" article on June 29, 2005.

This Waynesboro Chat is an interactive activity, enjoyable to all ages and always within good taste.   Attendees can wear re-enactment clothing or bring items. 

Limited to one hour, while allowing time for greeting old friends and meeting new ones. 

Gift ideas on display feature books by local authors, periodicals, coasters, pictures or WHS gift memberships. 

Your local Historical Society insures future Waynesboro generations will be able to enjoy the Oller House and have access to material for research.  We always encourage families to make an album or binder of your family history to be included in the WHS library. 

For more information, check out our Facebook, or call 71-762-3824.

Earlier Event: July 13
Oller House Hours
Later Event: July 18
Oller House Hours