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ber of Co. A, 61 Pa. V.I., and was shot while on a skirmish line at Williamsport, Md., Sept 30, 1862. Comrade Post is a member of Frank M. Brown Post, he is a farmer and thresher by occupation his address is Rochester Mills, Pa.

PORTER WRIGHT,

Son of William Wright, deceased, and Sarah (Grossnickle) Wright, deceased, was born in Montgomery county, Pa., Oct 18, 1842. The whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Mary A. Roush, and they were married at Cookport, Pa., Aug. 20, 1868. Her parents both still living, are George and Susannah (Mogile) Roush. Two children were born to them, May C. and Lester B. Comrade Wright served in the struggle between the States. He was 21 years of age when he enrolled Aug. 24, 1864, as a private in Co. C, 206th Pa. V.I. In June, 1865, he was stricken with measels and was kept in hospital at Lynchburg, Va., two weeks. He was detailed as state guard in Richmond hospitals. He also help to build Ft. Brady. Owing to this special service he did not take part in any regular battles and was honorably discharged at Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 27, 1865. His brother, James Sharp, belonged to Co. C, 206th Pa. V.I. His grandfather, Geo. Wright, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Comrade Wright may be addressed at Burnside, Pa., near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


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