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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1197

Isaac, served in the late war; his father served in the Florida war; his wife's father fought in the late war in 130th Pa. V. I. Comrade Boughamer belongs to S. C. Potts Post; he is a laborer and his address is Amsbry, Pa.

G. W. BOWMAN

Was born in Mifflin county, Pa., Sept. 4, 1831, and was a son of Benj. And Barbara (Gaff) Bowman, deceased. Mary Byers became his companion on life's journey June 23, 1859. She was born in Blair county, Pa., Jan. 31, 1835, and was a daughter of Benj. And Sarah (Hetherington) Byers, deceased. They have reared nine children, Sarah B., Benjamin F., Nancy E., Rebecca M., Susan C., John M., Warren G., Laura A. and Carrie N. Comrade Bowman gave his young manhood to his country's service and joined the standard March 18, 1864, he was wounded at Cold Harbor with a piece of mortar shell; he was confined in field hospital three weeks receiving treatment. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to Harrisburg at end of time. He was detailed as stretcher bearer for about one year. He took part in the battles of Prospect Hill, Gaines Mills, Cold Harbor, Reams Station, Deep Bottom and Petersburg June 16, 18 and 23. He was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brothers, Samuel and Jacob, and his wife's brother Benj., were also in service; his wife's great-grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Bowman is a member of Trixell Post, No. 421; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Glasgow, Pa.

ABSALOM J. BRADLEY

Was born in Cambria Co., Pa., in 1833, and was a son of Charles and Catherine (McGuire) deceased. He was married in 1860 in Loretto, Pa., to Catherine Driskel, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., in 1837. She was a daughter of Michael and Matilda (Taylor) Driskel. Eight children were born to them, Matilda, Michael J., Mary J., John A., Ida, Hugh, George, dec., and Lewis. When the Nation's flag was being trailed in the dust in the South, he promptly [sic] responded. He had been engaged in teaching school when he was enrolled Aug. 15, 1863, at the age of 32 years as Sergt. In Co. M, 12th Pa. C. Jan. 9, 1864, he was detailed as recruiting officer at Charleston, and served in this way till Nov. 12, 1865. He took part in the engagements of Southside R. R., and several skirmishes. April 9, 1865, at Curntown, his shoulder blade was broken and also his left arm by house tramping on him. He was taken to Winchester and later transferred


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