Zook Commander of GAR
125 Years Ago
December 17, 2020
Herald of Dec. 12, 1895
Charles W. Zook was elected commander of Lt. Lower Post, GAR, of Roaring Spring. Charley was a Pennsylvania Reserve soldier at the battle of Fredericksburg, where “Johnny” shot off his right leg.
Williams Van Allman, Samuel Biddle and William Shafer were on a hunting expedition to near Henrietta.
The Literary Society at the Smithfield School, Huston Township, reorganized and was meeting each Friday. Jerry Peck was the leading debater. Members also were issuing a paper known as the Piney Creek Gazette with Simon A. Smith as editor in chief.
A shooting match was he...