Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1855, detail
HARRISBURGH, the seat of justice of Dauphin co., and capital of Pa., is situated on the east bank of Susquehanna river, 97 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and 110 miles from Washington. It is a borough, built on rising ground, which subsides toward Paxton creek into a plain. From the elevation upon which the Statehouse stands, appears a wide and varied prospect of hills, fertile vales, and winding streams...Manufactures, to a considerable extent, are produced in Harrisburgh, and the town is gradually increasing in population and wealth. (Fanning's, 1853)

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  City or Town
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Birthplace of
 

Awl, John Wesley

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Wesley Awl

Buchanan, Andrew Berryhill

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Andrew Berryhill Buchanan

Butler, Lemuel

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Lemuel Butler

Carson, Francis

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Francis Carson

Chester, Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris Chester, detail
Full name
  Thomas Morris Chester

Davis, Charles C.

Charles C. Davis, detail
Full name
  Charles C. Davis

Forster, Thomas

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Thomas Forster

Haldeman, Richard Jacobs

Richard Jacobs Haldeman, detail
Full name
  Richard Jacobs Haldeman

Lee, Charles

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Charles Lee

Lyon, William Maclay

William Maclay Lyon, detail
Full name
  William Maclay Lyon

McAllister, Archibald

No image yet available for this man
Full name
  Archibald McAllister

Mytinger, Charles Henry

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Charles Henry Mytinger

Ramsey, Alexander

Alexander Ramsey, Brady image, circa 1864, detail
Full name
  Alexander Ramsey

Wallace, Irwin Maclay

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Irwin Maclay Wallace
Burial place of
 

Chester, Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris Chester, detail
Full name
  Thomas Morris Chester

Places

Contained places
 
Name Type
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA Location or Site

Documents

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Date Title
11/20/1854 Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, November 20, 1854
03/24/1856 Joseph C. Bustill to William Still, March 24, 1856
04/28/1856 Joseph C. Bustill to William Still, April 28, 1856
05/31/1856 Joseph C. Bustill to William Still, May 31, 1856
01/22/1857 New York Times, "Views of Senator Cameron on Public Affairs," January 22, 1857
02/10/1857 New York Times, "Freshet in the Susquehanna River," February 10, 1857
04/27/1857 New York Times, “The Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Question,” April 27, 1857
05/27/1857 G. S. Nelson to William Still, May 27, 1857
07/11/1858 Ezra L. Stevens to William Still, July 11, 1858
10/08/1858 Boston (MA) Liberator, “The Underground Railroad,” October 8, 1858
03/19/1859 New York Times, “Democratic State Convention at Harrisburg,” March 19, 1859
04/04/1859 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Slave Arrested in Harrisburgh [Harrisburg], Pa.,” April 4, 1859
04/05/1859 New York Times, “Fugitive Slave Case in Pennsylvania,” April 5, 1859
04/22/1859 James Buchanan to Charles E. Wentz, April 22, 1859
10/26/1859 Carlisle (PA) American, “Arrest of a Supposed ‘Harper’s Ferry Insurrectionist,’” October 26, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "The Underground Railroad," November 3, 1859
04/14/1860 Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, April 14, 1860
09/18/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “As Was Expected,” September 18, 1860
01/01/1861 New York Herald, “Cabinet Rumors from Pennsylvania,” January 1, 1861
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Address to the Pennsylvania General Assembly at Harrisburg, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Reply to Andrew Curtin at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
03/02/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Mr. Lincoln at Washington,” March 2, 1861
03/15/1861 New York Times, “Hon. David Wilmot United States Senator,” March 15, 1861
04/20/1861 Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin's Proclamation, April 20, 1861
04/22/1861 William Willey to Waitman Willey, April 22, 1861
04/25/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Interesting Incident at Camp Curtin,” April 25, 1861
04/29/1861 William Willey to Waitman Willey, April 29, 1861
07/03/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Does It Pay to Feed Passing Troops?,” July 3, 1861
08/09/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "Speech of Rev. M.D. Conway," August 9, 1862
06/12/1863 General Order of General Darius Couch, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1863
06/17/1863 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Points of Present Interest,” June 17, 1863
06/17/1863 New York Times, “Pennsylvania and Her Governor,” June 17, 1863
06/26/1863 New York Times, “A Word to Pennsylvania,” June 26, 1863
06/30/1863 Washington (DC) National Intelligencer, “Rebel Occupation of Carlisle,” June 30, 1863
07/01/1863 New York Herald, “The Rebel Occupation of Carlisle,” July 1, 1863
07/02/1863 Cincinnati (OH) Gazette, “Excitement in Lancaster,” July 2, 1863
07/03/1863 Philadelphia (PA) North America and United States Gazette, “A Desperate Battle At Gettysburg,” July 3, 1863
07/06/1863 New York Times, “What Pennsylvania has Escaped,” July 6, 1863
07/07/1863 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Great Peril Escaped,” July 7, 1863
11/24/1863 "A Voice from the Dead," Patriot and Union Editorial, November 24, 1863
12/26/1864 Entry by Samuel Elliot, December 26, 1864
11/15/1865 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Reception of Colored Troops,” November 15, 1865
11/15/1865 Philadelphia (PA) North American, "Reception of Colored Troops," November 15, 1865
11/22/1865 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Protection of the Freedmen,” November 22, 1865
11/25/1865 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Generals Meade and Butler on Negro Soldiers," November 25, 1865