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With this gallant Regt. he faced the enemy at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg; he was granted his final honorable discharge Oct. 31, 1865, at Cumberland, Md. His wife's brother Adam, and her brother-in-law Fred Keis, served in Pa. Regts. His father served in the Franco-Prussian war. Comrade Dorer has been supervisor two years, assessor one year, he is disabled from manual labor, and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


A native of Loretto, Cambria Co., Pa., was born May 29, 1834, of parents Steven and Elizabeth (McConnell) Durbin dec. He was happily married Feb. 18, 1862, in St. Augustine, Pa., to Ellen Nagle, who was born in Cambria Co., Pa., in 1845. Her parents, both of wom have gone to their reward, were Jacob and Mary (Krise) Nagle. Their domestic ties have been graced with five children, Mary Joseph, Laura, Ella and Basil. Comrade Durbin underwent the hardships and cruelties of a soldier's life when the country was in peril and was a worthy veteran. He was 28 years of age when enlisted Feb. 8, 1864, at St. Augustine, Pa., as a private in Co. A, 55 Pa. V. I. June 6, 1864, he was wounded in right hand at Cold Harbor; he was taken to Chestnut Hill hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., two weeks in consequence of same. He took part in the battles of Ft. Darling, Bermuda Hundred and Cold Harbor. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged Aug. 5, 1865, at Petersburg, Va. His brother Joseph, and his wife's brother Albert, were in the late war. His grandfather Jacob served in the war of 1812, and was captured by British troops. Comrade Durbin is employed as a teamster, and he resides in Gallitzin, Pa.


Son of Wm. and Cordelia (Charretts) Dysert, dec., was born in Adams Co., Pa., in 1841. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Dillie Duncan, and they ere married in Ebensburg, Pa., in 1865. She was born in Indiana Co., Pa., in 1848, of parents John and Sarah (Weagley) Funcan, dec. Of this union were born seven children, Mary E., George D., William J., Charles F., Maud S., Sarah E., and Annie B. When the war broke out, he responded to the president's call for troops to put down the rebellion. He was enrolled when 22 years of age, Feb. 10, 1862, at Pittsburg, Pa., as Corp. in Co. A, 54 Pa. V. I. He was confined in hospital a short time, and was also granted a short furlough. He took part in the

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