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wife had three brothers in action, Alfred, killed in Wilderness battle, William and Wesley. Comrade Burkhart has been tax collector and treasurer, he is Q. M. of Col. Dick White Post 513; he is engaged in a large flour and feed store at Lilly, Pa., where he resides.


A native of Ireland, was born of parents Matthew and Mary (Hoy) Burnes, dec. He was married June, 1868, in Holidaysburg, Pa., to Catherine Boulinger, who was born in Bradford Co., Pa., June, 1844. Her parents, Manuel and Fannie (Echelburger) Boulinger are dec. Five children have blessed their marriage, Mary Anna dec., John E., Robert dec., and Catherine dec. When war was declared between the North and the South, our subject was engaged as a miller, and he was 18 years of age when he was enrolled from Hollidaysburg, Pa., as a private to Co. A. 3 Pa. V. I. He was wounded slightly in knee at Manassas Gap, but did not enter hospital; he was honorably discharged in 1861 and re-enlisted in 2 Pa. Res. He took part in the great and famous battles of Bull Run, Hanover, Fair Oaks, Seven days fight before Richmond, Cedar Creek, Gainesville, South Mt., Antietam, Gettysburg, Manassas Gap, Mine Run, Wilderness and Spottsylvania. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war. His wife's brothers, James and David were in the service. The latter was taken prisoner. Comrade Burnes is a watchman and his address is Gallitzin, Pa.


Was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., March 10, 1840, and was a son of John C. and Henrietta (Smith) bush, dec. His wife's maiden name was Mary J. Hicks, and they were married in 1871 in Clearfield Co., Pa. She was born July 21, 1853, in Cambria Co., Pa., a daughter of Jacob and Agnes (Donley) Hicks, dec. Mother living. Three children have blessed this marriage, Elsie A., John C., and Edith P. Comrade Bush's loyalty to the Stars and Stripes enthused him to enlist, and was 21 years of age when he enrolled from Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. I, 135 Pa. V. I. In 1864 he was slightly wounded at Missionary Ridge by minie ball. He was taken prisoner in 1865, and was confined in Andersonville prison for three months. In 1863 he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted in Indiana Co., Pa., in Co. I, 46 Pa. V. I. He was detailed as teamster and spent 30 days in that way. He took part in the great and famous battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mt., Resacca, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mt., Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savanah, and several other skirmishes. He was finally

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