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Was born in Blair county, Pa., Dec. 13, 1831, and was a son of Philip and Letosha (Steward) Edmiston, long ago deceased. Mary Baker, who became his wife in 1857, was born in Blair county, Pa., Aug. 22, 1832; her parents, also deceased, were Jacob and Mary (Miller) Baker. By this marriage there are seven children, Ella, Laura, Elmer, Jacob, Mollie, James A. and Benjamin F. Comrade Edmiston was 33 years of age at the time of his enlistment, which occurred Aug. 20, 1863, in Huntingdon, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 149th Pa. V. I. He was detailed with his Co. to do guard duty in Elmira, N.Y., having just been released from that duty in Albany, N. Y. He took part in the battle of the Wilderness; he was here wounded by minie ball in right leg; he was taken prisoner and held for fourteen days; he was treated for wound in Fredericksburg, Fairfax and Philadelphia for five months. June, 1864, he was furloughed for eighteen days; this was renewed for same length of time and he returned at end of time. He was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Elmira, N.Y. His brothers, Alexander and Isaac, were in the late service. Comrade Edmiston is a member of David Troxel Post No. 421; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Blansburg, Pa.


Was born In Lowell, Oxford Co., Me., July 22, 1837; his parents, Jones and Mary (Chandler) Elliott, are deceased. Sept. 20 1864, in Indiana county, Pa., he united his forsunes [sic] for life with Anna D. Jones. She was born in Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 26, 1839, a daughter of John D. and Jennie (James) Jones, deceased. The offspring of this marriage is John E., Benj. O., Frank E., Charles, dec., Mary L., Leroy, Roland, dec., and Walter, dec. At the age of 23 years, he enlisted Oct. 21, 1861, at Johnstown, Pa., as a private in Co. C, 19th Pa. U. S. V. I., and served in defence [sic] of his country. May 29, 1862, he was wounded at Corinth, Miss., by gunshot in knee; he ws taken to hospital at that place, where he was treated four weeks, and was then transferred to Newport, Ky., five weeks. He was detailed as nurse in Columbus and also took part in the battle of Corinth, where he was disabled. He was honorably discharged Oct. 4, 1862, at Indianapolis, Ind., on surgeon's certificate of disability. He had two brothers in service, Hazen and Joseph, both of whom were wounded; his wife's brother Nathaniel served also in a Pa. Regt. Comrade Elliott has been school director, in which he served with fidelity and honor; he is a member of Jones Post; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Martintown, Pa.

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