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cellorsville during first enlistment, and was finally honorably discharged Aug. 29, 1865, at Clarksburg, W. Va. His brothers, John and Daniel, served in the late war as members of Co. F. 74th Pa. V. I. Comrade Rowe is a member of John Pollack Post, No. 219; he follows farming as an avocation and his address is Rayne, Pa.

JOHN C. RUGH

Was born in Alexander, Westmoreland county, Pa., May 19, 1835. His parents, both dec., were Jacob and Sarah (Chrisman) Rugh. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Susan Sechler, and they were married in Wilmore, Pa., Feb.2, 1865. She was born May 6, 1843, in Bellwood, Pa., a daughter of John Sechler, dec., and Catherine (Gwinner) still living. Seven children constitute this family, William S., Edwin W., Clinton C., Charles C., Nettie M., Jemima, Frank C. During the civil war, the patriotism of our subject was shown in all loyal directions. He had been engaged in farming and was 25 years old when he was enrolled Sept. 3, 1861, at Blairsville, Pa., as a private -- was a Corp -- of Co. E. 11 Pa. Res. Corps. July 4, 1863, he was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg in right leg; he was taken to hospital where he received treatment for wound seven months. October, 1863, he was furloughed from hospital for 30 days, and returned to same at end of time. In the fall of 1864 he was captured at Petersburg, but immediately retaken by our forces. He exhibited the splendid courage of the brave soldier at Seven Days fight before Richmond, 2d Bull Run, South Mt., Antietam, Mine Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Greenbrier, Church, Wilderness, Gettysburg, and Petersburg. He was honorably discharged Sept. 3, 1864, at Petersburg, Va. His father served in the Mexican war. His wife's brothers Wm. And George served in Pa. Regts. Her great-grandfather Geo. Sechler, served in the old war, as did her grandfather Gottlieb Gwinner. Comrade Rugh is engaged in farming and his address is Wilmore, Pa.

WILLIAM H. RUSSELL

Was born in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1834, and was a son of Wm. and Jane (Rodgers) Russell, dec. Coming to Cambria county, Pa., in 1857, he married in 1870 Mary Shoemaker, whose parents, Jacob and Margaret (Dunmire) Shoemaker, are dec. She was born in Cambria county, Pa., in 1833. One child was the issue of this marriage, Joseph D. Comrade Russell fought and suffered the hardships of army life as a soldier in Co. G. 11 Pa. Cav., and was enrolled at Wilmore, Pa., Aug. 20, 1861. In 1862 he received a slight gunshot wound at South Anna river. In 1863 he was detailed on special


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