Bedford County Man Publishes 'Our Bedford County Civil War Soldiers'
September 2, 2021
Kevin Mearkle of Mattie has been working on his unique book for close to four years. Mearkle, in cooperation with the Bedford County Historical Society, has done intense research to identify an accurate account of Bedford County Civil War soldiers and counties contributing to the war including residents who enlisted in other places.
"Over 150 soldiers in Southern Bedford County enlisted in Maryland," said Mearkle. "Other county residents enlisted in surrounding counties like Harrisburg or Philadelphia. Records don't account for Bedford County natives who had moved west in the years precedin...