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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1225

Landing to unload boats for three months. He fought at Drewry's Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Chapins Farm and Cold Harbor. He was honorably discharged from hospital May 28, 1865. His brothers, Albert, Morris, Frederick, Christopher and Philip were in the service. His wife's brothers, Henry, Rufus and Alfred, also served. Comrade George is J. V. C. of Dick White Post 513, he is a laborer and his address is Lilly, Pa.

WILLIAM M. GEORGE

Was born in Washington, Cambria Co., Pa., Jan. 26, 1825, and was a son of Christopher and Magdalene (Myers) George, dec. His wife is Anna, daughter of Jacob and Agnes (McCormick) Yingling, dec. She was born July 16, 1825, in Blair Co., Pa., and they were married Nov., 1848, in that county. The children of this union are, Magdalene, Christopher, Silas, Jacob dec., Agnes des., Michael, William, Mary and Frederick. Comrade George was a member of Co. G, 18 Pa. Cav., and has an honorable record. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Sept. 19, 1864, at Hollidaysburg, Pa. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment, he was not called into active service, but did considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged June 22, 1865, at Cumberland, Md. His brother Adam was in the late service. Comrade George belongs to Dick White Post 513, he is a prosperous farmer and his address is Lilly, Pa.

JOHN GITTINGS

Was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1837, and was a son of Andrew and Hannah (Jones) Gittings, dec. His wife is Anna, daughter of Richard and Anna (Griffith) Hughes, dec. She was born in Cambria Co., Pa., April 12, 1840, and they were married in this country Oct. 3, 1861. They have five children, Ida M., Hattie, Amy dec., William F. and Richard C. Five children died in infancy. When the Stars and Stripes were pulled down at Sumter, he was employed as a carpenter. He was 27 years of age when he entered the ranks of Co. A, June, 1863. Sept., 1863, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted Aug., 1864, at Ebensburg, Pa., in Co. C, 209 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 8th A. C. Sept. 1, 1864, he was detailed at Bermuda Hundred to support redoubt three months. He took part in the battles of Ft. Steedman, front of Petersburg; he was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His wife had three brothers in service, John who was confined in hospital, Richard and James. Comrade Gittings has been county auditor, which office he is holding at present; he follows farming as a vocation, and his address is Dearmin, Pa.


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