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peril, the patriotism of our subject was aroused and he enrolled when 17 years of age, march, 1864, as a private in Co. K. 187 Pa. V. I. He took part in but one battle, Weldon R. R.; he was wounded at this conflict June 18, 1864, in left leg; he was taken to hospital at Alexandria, Va., where he remained until honorably discharged May 6, 1865. He had two brothers in service, Israel and David, the former died in Libby prison. His wife's father served in Pa. Regt. During the late war. Comrade Dishong belongs to John M. Jones Post 556, he is a farmer by occupation and is address is Dearmin, Pa.


Was born in Saltsburg, Pa., April 10, 1821, and was son of Wm. and Elizabeth (Short) Dodson, dec. On July 22, 1847, he was married in Clarion Co., Pa., to Rebecca Williams, and their hearthstone has been graced with the following children, Samuel dec., Catherine E., Francis C. dec., William, Andrew, Mary, James, Anna, Emily, Francis, Mark, Charles dec. Comrade Dodson was 43 years of age when, filled with patriotism, he was enrolled Feb. 22, 1864, as a private in Co. M. 14 Pa. V. C., and at once entered into active service and performed his duties faithfully. He was confined in hospital in the spring of 1865, at Hagerstown, Md., three weeks with rheumatism, and also at Little York, Pa., two weeks, suffering with typhoid fever. November, 1864, he was furloughed for 20 days and returned to duty at expiration of time. In the spring of 1865 he was detailed at Alexandria, Va., on guard duty four days. He participated in the battles of Winchester, Piedmont, and Lynchburg, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 24, 1865, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Comrade Dodson is a laborer and his address is Ashville, Pa.


A native Pennsylvania, was born July 29, 1840, and took up his residence in Cambria Co., Pa., in 1842 with his parents Jeremiah and Johanna (Twomey) Donahoe, mother dec. His wife, whom he married in 1882 in this county is Bridget Collins, daughter of Richard and Rosa (Dougherty) Collins. The latter only is living. She was born July 4, 1867. Two children were the issue of this marriage, Charles L. and Hugh S. Comrade Donahoe was a laborer and was 22 years of age when he volunteered his services during the Civil war in defense of the Union. He was enrolled from this county August, 1862, as a private in Co. K, 125 Pa. V. I., and was soon promoted to Corp. In 1862 he was detailed at Loudoun Valley, Va., as provost guard and spent two weeks in this way. Sept. 17, 1862, he was wounded at Antietam by spent ball; he was again wounded

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