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honorably discharged July 20, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brother Oscar served in 11 Pa. V. R. C., and was wounded in right knee by shell. Comrade Bush may be addressed at Belsano, Pa., near which place he is engaged in farming.


Son of James and Martha (Clark) Butler, deceased, was born in Indiana county, Pa., Sept. 8, 1824. He was united in marriage Feb. 14, 1850, in Indiana county, Pa., to Catherine Carnahan, who was born July 22, 1823, and passed to her reward Dec. 4, 1897. Her parents, not living, were John and Mary (Delvin) Carnahan. Of this union were born the following children: Alice, dec., William W., Mary, Martha E., dec., Robert E., Sarah J., Jesse and George, dec. Comrade Butler served a short time in the union army during the late unpleasantness. He was 41 years of age when he was enrolled Feb. 10, 1865, as a private in Co. G, 192d Pa. V. I. March, 1865, he was detailed at Charleston, Va., in pioneer corps for about five months. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment and his detailed service he was not called into active service, and was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1865, at Harper's Ferry, Va. His great-grandfather, Wm. Butler, served under Gen. Washington in the Revolutionary war, and fought in the battles of Yorktown and Wilmington; his brother Washington served in U.S. Navy. Comrade Butler has been burgess and constable; he is a member of Emery Fisher post, No. 30; he is a teamster by occupation and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Indiana, Pa., July 20, 1836, and was a son of John and Barbara (Lydic) Byers, the former is living at the good old age of 90; the latter has passed away. June 30, 1859, he was married in this county to Jane Lydic, who was born in Indiana county, Pa., April 5, 1838. Her parents, deceased, were Robert and Ann (Snyder) Lydic. Five children have blesses this marriage, Sidney A., James, Mary E., George M. and Henrietta J. Comrade Byers served his country in the war of the Rebellion. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled at Greensburg, Pa., February 1864, as a private in Co. K, 14th Pa. Cav. May, 1864, he was taken to hospital at Pittsburg, where he was treated for measles till August, 1864. He was granted a leave of absence of five days from hospital in July. May, 1865, he was transferred at Alexandria, Va., to Co. A. He took part in the battles of Bunker Hill, Front Royal, Millwood, Berryville and several others. He was honorably discharged Sept. 6, 1865, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He had two brothers in service, Wm. and Scott;

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