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    I have so much stuff in a huge notebook, but not near me, tonight.  Here is what I have:

    Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 145th Regiment: Company D, Private and promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865. He was 21 when he enlisted on 8-13-1862 and mustered on 8-27-1862 in Eric County, PA.

    The statue at Gettysburg lists Antietam, but I believe he must have been with Couch who marched slowly and got there late.

    At Gettysburg, he was with the II Corps: Hancock, 1rst Division: Caldwell, 4th Brigade.  He was taken prisoner on July 2, 1863, near the Peach Orchard, and was in Richmond in July and then I think he was paroled in Camp Parole, MD.  He went on a furlough Feb. 13, 1864 and returned March 5th, 1864.

    He was wounded at Petersburg on 6-22-1864.  His regiment went to Appomattox.

    My cousin got a big packet from somewhere and it showed his application for a pension later in life and had the drawing of where the bullet went.

    He was a farmer.  His name is on one of the big plates on the white monument at Gettysburg.  There is a statue, too, to his regiment.  I will see if I can get the picture.

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    by cfk on Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 08:59:32 PM PDT

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