Civil War Lecture Series

Programs sponsored by the
Marcus Hook Community Development Corporation.

Lecture Series Scheduling and Coordinated by local
Historian/Genealogist Helen M. (Webber) Imburgia
HMWEBBER@aol.com
For further information call: 610-358-1102  or  610-485-1341

July 13  |   July 20  |  August 10  |   August 17


Thursday
July 13, 2000
7:00 PM
"Old St. Martin's Church,"
Marcus Hook, PA
225 Church Street & Market Lane
(now Bible Presbyterian Church)

 

THE NAVY IN THE CIVIL WAR & THE 29th REG'T PA
by Bill Stroud

[Click here for the Program]

[Click here for a list of The Veterans buried at St. Martin's Cemetery that served in The U.S. Navy &  The 29th Emergency Reg't PA during the Civil War]

Thursday
July 20, 2000
7:00 PM

"Old St. Martin's Church,"
Marcus Hook, PA
225 Church Street & Market Lane
(now Bible Presbyterian Church)

 

THE UNION & CONFEDERATE UNIFORMS & GUNS
by Don Johnson

 

Thursday
August 10, 2000
7:00 PM
Marcus Hook Elementary School, Marcus Hook, PA
Corner of 8th &Market Streets (auditorium)

 

THE 97th REG'T PA INF (slide show)
by Frank Vattelana, Jr.

[Click here for the Program]

[Click here for a list of The Veterans buried at St. Martin's Cemetery that served in The 97th Reg't PA Inf  (Brooke Guards) during the Civil War]

[Click here for statistics of the 97th Reg't PA Inf]

 

Thursday
August 17, 2000
7:00 PM
Marcus Hook Elementary School, Marcus Hook, PA
Corner of 8th &Market Streets (auditorium)
THE BLACK AMERICANS' IN THE CIVIL WAR (slide show)
by James Paradis

[Click here for the Program]


These are the programs that will be handed out at the lectures:

The NAVY IN THE CIVIL WAR & THE 29th EMERGENCY REG'T PA

by Bill Stroud

Bill will touch on what a Navy Quarter Master was, and what his duties were.
He plans a general overview of the development of the US Navy in the Civil
War, along with overall strategy. The Charleston blockade, the capture of New
Orleans, Vicksburg, and Control of the Mississippi. The part on the 29th will be about it's roll in defending the State against Lee in July 1863, as well as a general
view of the calling of the Militia by Gov. Curtin, and what went on.

Bill lived in Delaware Co. & now lives in Paoli, Chester Co., & gives lectures on
 the following:
        The 72nd PA inf.
        The 69th PA
        "The Philadelphia Brigade" (69th, 71st, 72nd, 106th PA)
        The 29th PA vet Vol. Inf.  (3 years)
        The 6th PA Cav. (Rush's Lancers)
        The 2nd PA Heavy Arty
        The 83rd PA Vet Vols
        The 1st PA Reserves (30th PA Inf.)
        The 124th PA
        The 203rd PA
        The U.S. Navy, Battle of Hampton Rds, and blockade ops around
Charleston SC.
 
Bill Stroud is currently the Operations Director at The Wagner Free Institute
of  Science in Philadelphia. He oversees the maintenance and daily use of the
Museum, as well as site manager for a restoration project currently involving a wing of the Museum.  He was Property Manager at Old St. David's Episcopal Church in Wayne for 13 years. Bill has been an amateur historian for most of his 43 years, with particular interest in 19th Century American History. He has been pursuing the study of the Civil War and PA's roll in it since 1994.  Stroud hopes to write a book about the Civil War Veterans who are buried at St. David's. He became interested in genealogy while doing his research on them and helping other people do research on their Civil War Veterans.   Bill also gives guided tours of the cemetery, as well.  

The Wagner Free Institute of Science was built in the years during the Civil
War, and Camp Cadwalader a large staging and mustering area for many Philadelphia regiments was in a nearby field, only a few blocks away from the Wagner.  Soldiers apparently found it a curiosity, and would often stop by to see what was happening.

Home (610) 722-9935
HBGRANBURY@aol.com

Sponsored by The Marcus Hook Community Development Corporation

Coordinated by Helen M. Imburgia


The 97th Reg't PA Inf  (Brooke Guards)

by Frank Vattelana

Frank Vattelana, Jr., is a resident of Oxford, Chester Co., PA. He has been
married for 21 years & is the father of 2 children.  Frank is an employee of Wyeth Ayrest Labs in West Chester, where he has worked for 24 years & is currently a machine operator.  A graduate of Henderson High School, Class of 1973.
 
Frank is currently constructing a website on the 97th Reg't PA, with a friend from Allentown & has been researching the 97th Reg't for many years. His vacations are spent traveling & retracing every step the 97th took in its course of skirmishes, battles & all other endeavors. Having all this knowledge on the 97th Frank does lectures & slide shows on this regiment.  On the first Wednesday of the month from Sept. to June, The BRANDYWINE VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE meets in West Chester & Frank is a member.

If you go to the website listed below you will see Frank dressed as a Sergeant in the 97th Reg't PA--he is holding a rifle.  In his Civil War collection there is currently over a 100 photos of different men from the 97th Reg't, with a fair amount of men
from Delaware Co.  As far as he knows, he has the largest known collection of photos of men in this regiment--more than the Carlisle War College & The Chester
County Historical Society combined.  He also, has the regimental history of the 97th Reg't PA, as well as the reunion book of the regiment--a very rare book!  Just recently acquired, was a copy, of the dairy of a veteran in the 97th Reg't, Co. K & a Memorial Day 1898 photo of The Civil War Veteran's Reunion at Marshall Square Park in West Chester.

Frank Vattelana, Jr., can be reached at:
(610) 932-3803
penn97th@epix.net

The website is: http://home.epix.net/~denlinge/bvcwrt.htm

Sponsored by The Marcus Hook Community Development Corporation

Coordinated by Helen M. Imburgia

The BLACK AMERICANS IN THE CIVIL WAR  

by James Paradis


James Paradis, a former licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, studied social work and theology at LaSalle College in Philadelphia. During his fifteen years as a social caseworker in Bucks County, Pennsylvania he pursued his life-long interest in the Civil War by completing his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in History at Temple University.  His Doctoral Dissertation became the basis for his book, "Strike the Blow for Freedom:  The 6th United States Colored Infantry in the Civil War".

Since 1986 he has taught at St. Mary's Hall in Burlington, New Jersey, a school with many ties to the American Civil War. He, also, now instructs at both Beaver College and Gwynedd-Mercy College.

James Paradis
1124 Cumberland Road
Abington, PA 19001
(215) 884-2809

Sponsored by The Marcus Hook Community Development Corporation

Coordinated by Helen M. Imburgia


The Veterans buried at St. Martin's Cemetery that served in The U.S. Navy &  The 29th Emergency Reg't PA during the Civil War:

Research by Helen M. (Webber) Imburgia, HMWEBBER@aol.com

NAVY

    COOLEY, George A.                   
    U. S. Navy
    Quarter Master, must.. in
    24 Jan 1862, must. out 13 Jun 1864
    d. 1892
    * Received stone 30 Apr 2000                    


29th Emergency Reg't PA of 1863

    BLACK, W. Markley                   
    19th Reg't, Co. I, PA Vol. 
    Sgt., must in 1862
    BLACK, W. Markley                   
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA               
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Cpl., must. in 19 Jun 1863,
    must. out 1 Aug 1863.
    1838-1889
        * Received stone 26 Apr 1999

    HEACOCK, William H. H.     
    1st Reg't, Co. H, DE Inf.
    Pvt., must. in 7 May 1861, 
    must. out 16 Aug 1861
    HEACOCK, William. H. H.     
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA Vol                   
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Cpl., must. in 15 Jun 1863
    must. out 1 Aug 1863   
    1840-1899
    * Received stone 9 Nov 1999

    HEACOCK, Wilmer        
    19th Reg't, Co. I, PA Vol.
    Pvt., must in 1862
    HEACOCK, Wilmer                      
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA Vol                   
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Pvt., must. in 15 Jun 1863,
    must. out 1 Aug 1863
    HEACOCK, Wilmer                      
    192nd Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf.                             
    Pvt., must. in 12 Jul 1864
    must. out with Co. 11 Nov 1864
    1847-1903
    * Received stone 26 Apr 1999   
   

    RICHARDSON, John H.        
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA Vol.              
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Cpl., must. in 15 Jun 1863
    must. out 1 Aug 1863
    1841-1899
    * Received stone 26 Apr 1999

    WOLCOTT, Levin              
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA                       
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Pvt., must. in 19 Jun 1863,
    must. out 1 Aug 1863.
    1827-1868  
        * Received stone 26 Apr 1999

    WRIGLEY, Wright H.              
    29th Reg't, Co. G, PA               
    Emergency Troops of 1863
    Pvt., must. in 19 Jun 1863,
    must. out 1 Aug 1863.
    d. Aug 1916
    * Received stone 30 Apr 2000

The Veterans buried at St. Martin's Cemetery that served in The 97th Reg't PA Inf   (Brooke Guards) during the Civil War:

Research by Helen M. (Webber) Imburgia, HMWEBBER@aol.com

GIBSON, William H. H. (1st Lt.)     1839-21 Mar 1892    
    97th Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf. (Brooke Guards) 
    1st Lt., must. in 29 Feb 1864; 
    wounded at Bermuda Hund., VA,
    20 May 1864; pro. from 1st Sgt. to 2nd
    Lt. 28 Jul 1864; to 1st Lt. 1 May 1865;
    must. out with Co. 28 Aug 1865; 
    a veteran. 
    1839-21 Mar 1892   
    * Received stone 30 Apr 2000                                                
    20 May 1864-Severely wounded in the left knee
    at Wico Pottom Church, Green Plains, VA & was
     treated at Hampton Hospl., Hampton, VA, Davids
     Island, New York Harbor, NY & U. S. Genl. Hospl,
    Annapolis, MD re-joined Co.  He was in command
    of a platoon of men & was ordered to the front by
     Maj. G. PENNYPACKER to bring off the wounded
     & while advancing received a gun-shot wound to
     the left knee. He enrolled West Chester, Chester
    Co., PA.  He married Thamazyne PHILLIPS.
 
    GUTTERSON, William T.   1840-1864  
    97th Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf.,  (Brooke Guards)
    Pvt., must. in 1 Jan 1864;  killed at
    Bermuda Hund., VA, 20 May 1864; a
    veteran. Age 21 at enlistment Oct 1861
    1840-1864
    * Received stone 30 Aug 1999       

    MARSHALL, Enos                      
    97th Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf.,  (Brooke Guards)   
    Pvt., must. in 21 Sep 1861,
    must. out 27 Sep 1862 
    (no dates) 
    * Received stone 2 Mar 2000
        
    RICHARDSON, John J.        
    97th Reg't, Co.I, PA Inf.,  (Brooke Guards)         
    Pvt., must. in 16 Sep 1861;  wounded
    at Petersburg, VA, 15 Jul 1864;
    dis. 29 Oct 1864, at exp. of term
    1843-1911  
    * Received stone 21 Jul 1999                

    RIGBY, Enoch Harlan
    97th Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf.,  (Brooke Guards)
    Pvt., must. in 16 Sep 1861;
    dis. 29 Oct 1864, at exp. of term.
    b. 10 May 1830, d. 15 Feb 1887
    * Received stone 21 Jul 1999       
               
    TOMPKINS, Lemuel J. (Samuel)         
    97th Reg't, Co. I, PA Inf., ( Brooke Guards)
    Pvt., must. in 29 Feb 1864;  wounded
    at Bermuda Hund., VA , 20 May 1864;
    must. out with Co. 28 Aug 1865; a
    veteran. b. 1843  d. 2 Jul 1884,
    enrolled at West Chester, Chester  Co.,
    PA.
    1843-1884  
    * Received stone 30 Apr 2000            


Name of Regiment: Pennsylvania 97th
Date of Organization: 01 October 1861
Muster Date: 28 August 1865          
Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded         6
Enlisted Killed Mortally Wounded          130
Officers Died of Diseased or Accident        2
Enlisted Died of Diseased or Accident    184

Battles Fought                   Dates
Battle at Bermuda Hundred, VA
Battle at Petersburg, VA

Battle at Fort Gilmore, VA                   29 Sep 1861
Battle at John's Island, SC              07 Jun  1862
Battle at James Island, SC               8-10 Jun 1862
Battle                           12 Jun 1862
Battle                           16 Jun 1862
Battle at Fort Fisher, NC                15 Jan 1863
Battle at Morris Island, SC              07 Aug 1863
Battle                           15 Aug 1863
Battle                           01 Sep 1863
Battle at Morris Island, SC              03 Sep 1863
Battle                           05 Sep 1863
Battle at Fort Wagner, SC                10 Sep 1863
Battle                           22 Feb 1864
Battle at Bermuda Hundred, VA            18 Apr 1864
Battle                           11 May 1864
Battle at  Deep Bottom Run, VA           16 May 1864
Battle at Bermuda Hundred, VA            18-20 May 1864
Battle at Cold Harbor, VA                03-04, 06 Jun 1864
Battle at Petersburg, VA                 15-18, 21 Jun 1864
                                24-25, 27-30 Jun 1864
                                02 -04, 06,  & 08 Jul 1864
                                10-13, 15-18 Jul 1864
                                24-27,   29-30 Jul 1864
Battle                           04 Aug 1864
Battle at  Deep Bottom Run, VA           15-16 Aug 1864
Battle at  Strawberry Plains, VA             16 -17 Aug 1864
Battle                           18 Aug  1864
Battle at Petersburg, VA                 24 Aug 1864
Battle                           25 Aug 1864
Battle at Bermuda Hundred, VA            25 Aug 1864
Battle                           26, 29 Aug 1864
Battle                           05 Sep 1864
Battle at Petersburg, VA                 11 Sep 1864
Battle at Chapin's Farm, VA         29 Sep 1864
Battle                           07 Oct 1864
Battle at Bermuda Hundred, VA            15 Oct 1864
Battle at Darbytown Road, VA             27 Oct 1864
Battle at Fort Fisher, NC                15 Jan 1865
Battle                           01 Feb 1865

 
Happy hunting, Helen

Helen M. (Webber) Imburgia, HMWEBBER@aol.com


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