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transferred at Camp Distribution to Co. H, 14 Pa. V.V.R.C. He fought at New Market, and he was honorably discharged Aug. 2, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His second wife's brothers Benjamin and Wesley Campbell were in service. The latter died during his enlistment. His third wife's half brothers Wm. Forgerson and Amos Black were also in service. Comrade Teeter is a farmer and his address is Glenglade, Pa.

PETER THOMAS

Was born in Richland twp., Cambria county, Pa., Jan. 29, 1830, and was a son of George and Eva (Miller) Thomas, dec. He has been twice married, his first union being with Lydia Beistle, who died Jan. 8, 1870. The following children have been born to them: Amanda J., Elizabeth, Jemima, Mary A. dec., and Jacob E. dec. He was married, secondly, Dec. 5, 1872, in this county, to Hannah Wright, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., Jan. 3, 1835. Her parents were Joseph and eva Wright, both dec., the latter being 94 years of age. Two children were the issue of this marriage, Luella and Orlando. When Hostilities broke out between the North and South, our subject was engaged in farming. He was 35 Years of age when he was enrolled at Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 18, 1862, a private in Co. H, 54 Pa. V. I. July 1864, he was wounded at Snickers Gap in left thigh; he was taken to Chesepeake hospital for six months, was then transferred to Saterlee hospital, West Philadelphia, Pa., for eight months, receiving treatment for wound. In the fall of 1865 he was furloughed for 30 days; this was extended four months and he returned to hospital at end of time. He was detailed as provost guard at Cumberland, Md., for two months. His list of active hostilities is: New Market, Piedmont, Snickers Gap and several others, receiving an honorable discharge July 27, 1865, at West Philadelphia, Pa. His wife's brother Abram served in Minn. S.S., and was commissioned Capt. at battle of Gettysburg. His wife's grandfather Absalom Wright served in the Revolutionary war, and was taken prisoner. Comrade Thomas ranks among the foremost of the many farmer citizens of this county, and his address is Geistown, Pa.

JAMES M. TOWLE

Was born in freedom, N.H., Sept. 30, 1838, and was a son of Wm. and Hannah (Moulton) Towle, dec. His wife was born in Cambria county, Pa., March 26, 1845, and their marriage was consummated Nov. 13, 1864, in this county. Her maiden name was Celia A. Benden, and she was a daughter of Robert Benden, dec., and Mary (Trexler), who is still spared. The record of their children is William H., James


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