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sons by his first wife. John and James, and one daughter, Jennie E., dec. He was again married to Emma Stewart, who passed to her reward in 1889; and had no children by his second wife. The maiden name of his present wife, to whom he was married in 1897 is Lizzie E. Walker, and had two children by third wife, Twile and Harry C. Comrade Pettit enlisted August, 1862, as a private in Co. K, 148 Pa. V.I., 4th Brig., 1st Div., 2d A.C., to help defend the flag so near and dear to every soldiers heart. He received a buckshot wound in left arm and again at Po River was wounded by fragment of shell, which resulted in the loss of his right arm; he was taken to hospital at Whitehouse Landing, and thence to Washington, and to Philadelphia, where he was honorably discharged April, 1865, being unfit for further field service. In the fall of 1864 he was furloughed for 30 days from hospital and returned to same at end of time. He took active part in the desperate battles of Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Manassas Gap, Manassas Junction, and several others. His father served in the war of 1812. His present wife had two brothers in service, Alexander and George, the latter dying in service. Comrade Pettit was a farmer by occupation and his address is Gaibleton, Pa.

DAVID PIERCE

Was born in Armstrong county, Pa., Sept. 11, 1825, and was a son of Jacob and Mary (Holowell) Pierce, dec. Elizabeth Keil became his wife in this county Sept. 16, 1847. She was born in Indiana county, Pa., of parents Jacob and Elizabeth (McWatt) Keil, dec. Of this union were born four children, Jacob, John F., Franklin, and Sarah E. Comrade Pierce underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life and was enrolled as a private in Co. A, 206 Pa. V.I., 3d Brig., 1st Div.,24 A.C. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Aug. 29, 1864, at the age of 45 years. He partly lost the use of his eyesight by explosion of shell at Bermuda Hundred. He was in hospital at Point of rocks, Va., a few days, and then transferred to convallescent camp at that place, where he remained until able to return to his regiment. He was detailed at headquarters, and spent three months in this way. He did not take part in any battles, but had plentiful experience in scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged June 25, 1865, at Richmond, Va. He had three brothers in the volunteer service, John, George, and Jacob. His wife had two brothers in service, John and Peter. Comrade Pierce may be addressed at Flora, Pa., near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


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