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chester and Petersburg, and was honorably discharged July 15, 1865, at Hall's Hill, Va. His brother David, and his wife's brother, James, were in the late service. Comrade Clossin is by trade a blacksmith and his address is Gallitzin, Pa.


Was born in Clarion county, Pa., March 27, 1844, of parents, Wm. and Catherine (Huffman) Coalmer, deceased. He has been married three times, his first union being in June, 1870, to Mary Best, who passed away in 1876. Her father, John Best, is deceased, but her mother, Catherine (Stearns), is living. Two children were born to this union, Joseph and Effie, dec. He was married secondly in 1879, to Alverda Davis, who was born in 1850 and passed away in 1885. Comrade Coalmer was engaged in farming when the late war broke out. He was 18 years of age when he was enrolled from Blair county, Pa., Oct. 25, 1861, as a private soldier in Co. K, 84th Pa. V. I., 3d A. C. He received a slight gunshot wound while on picket line in from of Ft. Hell; January, 1862, he was confined in Cumberland hospital about six days, suffering with measles. He was captured at Chancellorsville by 39th Ga. Cav., and was held in Libby prison two months, when he was paroled and exchanged four months later. Jan. 1, 1864, he was honorably discharged to re-enlist as a veteran and was given the usual thirty day furlough. His battle list includes some hard-fought fields: Bath, Winchester, Pt. Republic, 2d Bull Run, Cedar Mt., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Thoroughfare Gap, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Poplar Springs, Hatcher's Run and front of Petersburg. He was discharged June 29, 1865, at Washington, D. C. He also fought at evacuation of Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Weldon R. R. and Poplar Church. Our subject was married a third time in 1886 to Lydia Lydic. Four children have blessed this marriage, Nora, Cloe, Jessie and Ione. His present wife had two brothers in the late war, James and Robert, members of Co. K. 84th Pa. V. I.; the former was wounded at Chancellorsville; his second wife's father, Edmund Davis, and her mother, Jane Davis, are deceased. Comrade Coalmer ranks among the best farmers of this county and his address is Horton, Pa.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., Aug. 26, 1827, and was a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Martin) Coleman, deceased. He has been twice married, his first union being with Elizabeth Berkeybile, who passed away Feb. 12, 1855, leaving two children, David L. and Emma C. He was married secondly, February, 1861, in his native county,

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