The Blue Mountain Legion : A History of the Hamburg Unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard - Craig A Kleinsmith. The Blue Mountain Legion is the astonishing and comprehensive history of the Hamburg unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The Blue Mountain Legion is the first work to bring to light the contributions of this military organization in the service to its community, state, and nation. The soldiers of this unit served and fought for what they believed, and their story needs to be told. This work is presented in chronological order, leading the reader through the time period from 1755 to 1989, a period of more than 230 years. It includes the unit history during the French and Indian War, the War for Independence, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Mexican Border service, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Transcripts of original records and muster rolls are included. From the narrative and research materials, the reader will be placed at many battlefield sites around the world. Residents of the Hamburg area will find this a stirring account of their ancestor's experiences. Many of the veterans were from the Hamburg area, and from both Berks and Schuylkill Counties of Pennsylvania, and within the pages of this book their memories and stories are recorded. Military history readers and others who enjoy learning about their past will be captivated by the long and proud service of this unit.The integration of official government records, historical events, and newspaper articles enhance this comprehensive look at the struggles endured by this military organization. The book contains alphabetized rosters of soldiers from each period of war service. Specific details from a variety of pertinent documents, orders, acts, and news articles; as well as an abundance of names, a bibliography, and an index make this book a MUST for historians and genealogists (2005), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 316 pp.