Category: Pennsylvania

Mount Zion AME Church

Village of Lima The members of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church supported the Anti-Slavery Society’s effortto help runaway slaves reach freedom. New Jersey was intimately associated withPhiladelphia and the adjoining section in the Underground Railroad System. New Jerseyprovided at least three important outlets for runaways, from the territory South and Westof the Delaware River. About the […]

The Village of Lima

Village of Lima The Village of Lima is historically significant because its 19th Century residents were active in the anti-slavery and Washingtonian temperance movements.  The involvement of ordinary citizens in both of these socially responsible causes was instrumental in shaping the cultural and political history of the united States. Philadelphia was the center of the […]

A Bullet Through This Pretty Head

The History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1881 gives a detailed account of this young man’s devotion to the Union.  Fighting with coolness bravery,” is how Captain C.M.G. Eicholtz of Co, B, 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteers described 15 -year-old Isaac Van Leer during the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia. Eicholtz reported that Van Leer’s voice could be […]