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born in this county, Jan 26, 1841. Her parents, both of whom have gone to their reward, were John and Mary (Donoughe) Neason. Of this union were born eight children, William L., Mary C., Maud M., Jno. M., Paul R., Henry J., Celia E., and Rose A. Comrade Behe offered his services as a soldier in defence of his country and performed faithful service. He was 23 years of age and had been employed as a blacksmith when he was enrolled July 6, 1861, as Corp. in Co. F, 28th Pa V.I., 1st Brig, 2d Div., 12th A.C. June 15, 1864 he was wounded at the Battle for Lost Mt. By minie ball, for this wound he was treated in Chattanooga, thence to Nashville and Jeffersonville for 5 months. In November, 1864, he was furloughed for thirty days. He was detailed on important special duty beyond the liens of the army, and on their return, Sept 1, 1862, Gen. Banks commanding Corps, captured nineteen armed confederates, sixteen of whom they brought into camp. While in active service he took part in the great and famous battles of Bolivar Heights, Cedar Mt., Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Mill Creek Cape, Resacca, Pea Vine Creek, Dallas, Culps Farm, and Pine Knob, Ga., and he was wounded June 15, 1864 by minie ball. He was honorably discharged Nov 18, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa. His grandfathers served in the Revolutionary War; he also had five uncles in the War of 1812, and two cousins in the Mexican War. At the Batlle of Lokout Mt. He captured one piece of artillery, and Frank Bradley, in the same command captured another piece of rebel artillery. Comrade Behe belongs to Lieut. Kaylor Post, located at Patton, Pa.; he is a prosperous farmer and his post office address is St. Augustine, Pa.


Was born in Cambria County, Pa., Jan 15, 1835, and was a son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Nole) Behey, deceased. His wife, whom he married Jan 12, 1861, in Cambria County, Pa., and who was born there Jan 10, 1844, is Julia Lance, daughter of Abraham and Mary M. (Flowers) Lance, deceased. To them were born six children, Celia, Agnes, Rosanna, Lawrence, Martha B., and Fannie M. Comrade Behey enlisted to defend the flag of his country, being enrolled as a private in Co. A, 55th Pa. V.I., 1st Brig, 2d Div., 10th A.C. He was enrolled May, 1862, at Lilly, Pa., when 23 years of age. April, 1865, he was wounded at Petersburg, and again at Richmond in the right hand; he entered the hospital at Newark, N.J., where he remained three weeks, and was then transferred to Saterlee hospital, West Philadelphia, two months. In 1863 he was captured at Drewry's Bluff by rebel Cavalry, but cleverly made his escape. In 1862 he was honorably discharged at Huntington, Va. And re-enlisted in 1863 at

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