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By ERIC SHIELDS
Hollidaysburg Correspondent 

Colonel Murray Not 'Lost to History': Civil War Days Presented

 

Reenactor Doug Decker portrays Dr. John Hill Brinton with one of his patients. Decker has done this for nearly 20 years.

Earlier this month, Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. presented Colonel Murray Civil War Days. It is named for Murray, who was the first colonel killed in the Civil War from Pennsylvania.

Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. President Joshua Juda says that it is important to remember Murray because he was an important person in the community, including being a volunteer firefighter, the Hollidaysburg postmaster, local small business owner, and a high-ranking member of the military.

Juda continued on to say that Murray is a relatable figure even today. He was a veteran from an earlier war and a single pare...



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