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BENJ. P. ANDERSON

Was born in Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA May 15, 1839. He was united in bond of matrimony in 1868 in Loretto, PA to Mary Bruce, who was born in this county Nov 28, 1844. Her parents, no longer living were George and Amelia (McManany) Bruce. Eight children were the issue of this marriage, Ella, Alice, Blanch, George, John, Ruth, Mead, dec., and Mary. Comrade Anderson was 26 years of age at the time of his enlistment, which occurred at Johnstown, PA Aug 23, 1861. He was enrolled as a private and before the close of hostilities had attained the rank of 2nd Lieut. He was wounded at the battle of New Market, in right leg, and was treated there till Aug 6, 1864; thence to Stanton for 6 days during which time he was in the hands of the enemy, having been captured when wounded. He was sent to Libby Hospital, where he was paroled Sept 11, 1864 and sent to Annapolis, MD. He took part in all of the engagements of his command until wounded, and was honorably discharged Jan 17, 1865. His wife's brother Peter served in PA regiment. Our subject passed from the shores of time June 11, 1897 at Anderson Mills, PA from the effect of wound received in service. His widow's address is Cresson, PA.

JOHN ANDERSON

Was born in Cambria County, PA, Sept 3, 1847 a son of Jonathon and Elizabeth (McDannell) Anderson, the former only living. He was married first, Feb 11, 1869 in Center County, Pa. To Martha J. Thirstin, who was born in Clearfield County in 1853. Her parents, both living are Cyrus and Mathilda (Wolf) Thirstin. One child was born of this union, Laura. He was married secondly to Martha Keeth, a daughter of Jacob and Eliza J. Keeth, the former living. These children were born of this marriage, James, dec., Harvey F., Allie B., William, dec., George, Gertrude, dec., Myrtle, dec., Charles, dec., Virginia, Roxanna, Rachel, , Leta and Nina. Comrade Anderson was engaged in farming when the late war began; he was but 15 years of age when he was enrolled in Company D, 115th Pa V.I., 3rd Brig., 2d Div., 3D A.C., and has an honorable record. May 3, 1863 he was injured by an explosion of canon at Chancellorsville, and was again wounded at Cold Harbor; he was taken to the hospital for latter wound at Fairfax Seminary, and thence to Baltimore Hospital. In 1864 he was taken prisoner at Culpeper C.H. but was immediately retaken by our forces. July, 1863 he was transferred to Bat. K, 4th US Art. He was detailed on special duty and also took conspicuous part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Deep Bot-


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