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PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN. 1259

JAMES H. MALONEY

Was born in Cambria county, Pa., March 13, 1837, and was a son of James and Barbara (Atlashberger) Maloney, dec. He united his fortunes for life with Elizabeth Wagoner, June, 1860, in Cambria county, Pa. She was born in 1834, a daughter of Jacob and Jane (Downey) Wagoner, long ago dec. To this marriage were given these children, Anna, Henry, William E., Harriet F., Elizabeth, Jacob, Ambrose and Mary. Comrade Maloney was engaged in farming at the beginning of the war. He was drafted into service Nov. 18, 1864, at Hollidaysburg, Pa., when 27 years of age, as a private in Co. I, 82 Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 1st Div., 6th A. C. April 2, 1865, he was wounded at the battle of Petersburg by fragment of shell in right hand, but did not go to hospital. He was honorably discharged July 12, 1865, at Halls Hill, Va., having taken part in the battles of Ft. Steedman, Petersburg, Sailors Creek, and Appomatox, C. H. His brother William served in 55 Pa. V. I., as Ord. Sergt. of Co. K. and was wounded in the leg at Cold Harbor. His wife's brother James also served. His maternal grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. His father was a veteran of the war of 1812. Comrade Maloney has been councilman and school director, he is by occupation a tinsmith, and his address is Ashville, Pa.

HENRY MARTZ

Was born Dec. 24, 1836, in Union county, Pa., of parents George and Rachel (Keller) Martz, long ago dec. He was married April 28, 1861, in Lilly, Pa., to Sarah Fester, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., Nov. 20, 1832. Her father, Henry D. Fester, is dec., as is also her mother, Rachel (Fester). Six children have graced this marriage, Rufus dec., George, Rachel R., James, Emma and Harry. When the War of the Rebellion was inaugurated, he became impressed with a desire to take an active part in defense of the Union. He was 25 years of age when he was enrolled at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. G, 10 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 18th A. C., and was soon made Corp. In 1864, he was wounded at Drewry's Bluff in hand and wrist, for which he received treatment in hospital at Annapolis, Md., ten months. He was taken prisoner at this battle and was confined in Libby prison four months. In 1864, he was furloughed for 30 days, having re-enlisted as a veteran. The following are his battles: Weldon R. R., Drewry's Bluff, and Bermuda Hundred; he was honorably discharged May 26, 1865, at Annapolis, Md. His brother Rufus served in the late war; a second brother


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