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was engaged in farming, and was, but 16 years old when he was enrolled Feb. 29, 1864, in Greensburg, Pa., as a private - was later made Corp. - of Co. C, 11 Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 7th A. C., and was a faithful and worthy veteran. He was wounded in right thorax at the battle of Wilderness, May 4, 1864; he was confined in Judiciary Square hospital, Washington, D. C., where he received treatment till Sept. 17, 1869. He was furloughed for 30 days while at hospital, and rejoined his Regt. at end of time. He was to the front in the following engagements: Wilderness, Hatchers Run, Poplar Spring Church, Weldon R. R., Gravelly Run, Boydtown Plank Road, Five Forks, Appamatox, and several skirmishes. After the surrender of Lee he was stricken with fever and was sent to hospital at Washington, where he remained till honorably discharged May 31, 1865. His father served in the war, a member of Co. C, 67 Pa. V. I., and was captured at Winchester, being held in Belle Isle and Libby prisons 40 days. His wife's brother John belonged to 84 Pa. V. I., and died of typhoid fever in service. Comrade McQuown belongs to F. Brown Post 266, has held all the typ. Offices but Justice, and held county commissioner's office one term of three years in Indiana county, Pa.; he is by trade a carpenter, and his address is Ord, Pa.

JAMES M'VICKER

Was born in Bedford county, Pa., Feb. 5, 1843, of parents James and Mary A. (Snively) McVicker. His father is living in Pleasantville, Bedford county, Pa. He has been twice married, his furst union being with Mary A. Mauk, who passed away July 15, 1893. Seven children have blessed this marriage, Clayton, Anna, Tillie dec., Effie, Maggie, Alice, Edna. He was married secondly, Dec. 24, 1896, in Johnstown, Pa., to Hannah Corl, who was born in Bedford county, Pa., April 24, 1860. Her father, Aaron Corl was dec., but her mother, Maria (Clark) is still spared. In response to the President's call for troops to suppress the Rebellion, he was enrolled July 18, 1864, at Pleasantville, Pa., when 18 years of age as a private in Co. E, 21 Pa. V. I. Cav. February, 1864, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted September, 1864, at Pleasantville, Pa., in Co. F, 93 Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 6th A. C. In 1864 he was detailed as Ord., and spent nine months in this way at Harrisburg, Pa. He was honorably discharged at Washington, D. C., June 23, 1865, having taken part in the battles of Shenandoah Valley, Petersburg and Sailors Creek. His present wife's father, Aaron Corl, served in the late war, a member of Pa. Regt. Comrade McVicker is at present serving as J. P., he is by occupation a harness maker and his address is Giestown, Pa.


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