Lockhaven, PA The Express • 6 April 1972 • Page 17

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Lockhaven, PA The Express •  6 April 1972 •  Page 17 - Col. White DAR hears talk on Civil War LOCK...
Col. White DAR hears talk on Civil War LOCK HAVEN - What C'lin- ton County volunteers did during the Civil War was discussed Tuesday night by Frank D, O'Reilly Jr. at the meeting of the Col. Hugh White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. At the meeting at the Fallen Hotel, Mr. O'Reilly listed some of the units which served in the war from Clinton County. Typical of those groups was the 7th Cavalry, which had men from the Sugar Valley - Mill Hall areas. This information was based on two books by the Rev. Thomas F. Dornblaser, who served through the war with Co. E and wrote the books. One, about his Army experience, is entitled "Sabre Strokes in the Civil War." The other, his autobiography, entitled, "My Life Story," was published in 1930 when he was 90 years old. Dornblaser's unit served with the Western armies, fought in the battles of Stones River and Chicagmauga, and after long service, participated in the cavalry pursuit of Jefferson Davis. After the war, Dornblaser was a minister, serving at one time the American church in Berlin. His son, Paul, was killed while fighting with the U.S. Marines in Belleau Wood in World War I. Mr. O'Reilly also listed some of the other units from the county which made up the 1,963 men who served. He estimated that this was about 2 per center more of the eligible males. Mr. O'Reilly's talk brought on a discussion of local families as several of the chapter members were related to soldiers who had been mentioned. Guests were fellow members with Mr. O'Reilly of the Williamsport Chapter. Sons of the American Revolution, Co. Hall Achenbach and H.E. Fredericks. Mrs. Trevette Rhoads, regent, attended a meeting called by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women to plan a community celebration next year. Hostesses were Mrs. Robert Klewans, Miss Margaret Frey, Mrs. C.T. Helt, Mrs. Charles Stein, Mrs. E.W. Blackburn, Mrs. John Bowes and Mrs. Bobbie Cook. of Cubmaster the Weis

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