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1248 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.

AARON W. LANG,

A son of John Lang and Mary (Work), dec., was born at Shavers Creek, Huntington county, Pa., Aug. 15, 1845. He was married January 30, 1866, in Marion Center, Pa., to Matilda Park, who was born there April 6, 1843, of parents Robert Park, still living, aged 88, but her mother Margaret (Thompson) is dec. The following children have graced this union: Margaret dec., Mary dec., Robert F., Martha E., Eliza T., Jennie Myrtle, Lucretia L., John, Elizabeth, Aaron Linton. When the war of the Rebellion was inaugurated he became impressed to take an active part, and was enrolled Aug. 30, 1861, as a private in Co. B, 103 Pa. V. I., in Wessels' Brig., Casey's Div., Keyes' A. C. At the early age of 16 he entered the service under McClelland, and the first engagement in which our subject was engaged was Yorktown, and he took part in all the engagements of the army of the Potomac over the Peninsular until McClelland was relieved of the command, and after McClelland was relived of the command Wessels' Brig. Of which Mr. Lang was a member was transferred to Suffolk and thence to Norfolk in Va., and thence to Newburn, N. C., and helped to take the city of Newburn and little Washington, N. C., and participated in several engagements around Newburn, and was transferred to Plymouth, where they stayed about 10 months, and thence to Florence, where, on account of the closeness of Sherman's and Sheridan's troops the Rebels paroled them and left them in the prison, and on the morning of April 19, '65, they were taken out by Sheridans Cavalry, and was then taken to Wilmington, N.C., where they were confined in hospital for a short time and then taken to Annapolis, Md., in hospital for about two months, and thence to Baltimore City, Md., and thence to Pittsburg, where he was discharged July 5, 1865. Mr. Lang took part in the battles of Yorktown, Peninsular Campaign, Suffolk, Blackwater, Kingston, Newburn, Plymouth. He had a half brother, James, who was in the late war and helped to capture Morgan the raider. His wife had two brothers in the late war, John T. in 2d Bat. Of six months service, and in Co. F, of 206 Pa. V. I., and Benjamin, who was in the


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