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Was born in Cambrai Co., Pa., July 18, 1840, a son of Henry and Gertrude (Yader) Harberger, [sic] dec.; he was united in the bonds of matrimony in 1864 in Cambria Co., Pa., to Sarah Gates, who was born April 3, 1845, in this county; her parents, both now dec., were George and Sarah (Good) Gates. Five children have graced this union, Willis C., Charles A., Emma V., Milla M. and John L. Comrade Harshbarger offered his services to his country's needs and was enrolled Aug. 13, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. B. 133 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 5th A. C. He was confined in Regt., hospital Feb. 24, 1863, at Camp Humphrey, Va., six weeks suffering with typhoid fever; he was honorably dischrged Feb. 2, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., having taken part in the battle of South Mt., Antietam and Fredericksburg. Comrade Harshbarger is disabled from performing manual labor and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Oxford Co., Maine, March 13, 1835, and was a son of Francis and Rebecca R. (Chase) Hatch, dec. His wife was born April 30, 1856, in Cambria Co., Pa., and their marriage was consummated in 1874 in this county; her maiden name was Prudence Carrigan, and she was a daughter of Peter and Mary A. (Helsel) Carrigan, the latter still living. Six children have blessed this marriage, Edward A. dec., Rebecca M., George E., Mary C., Ambert F.,, and Annie L. When the war broke out his heart was with the Northern cause, and he was enrolled in 1862, when 28 years of age as a private in Co. H, 16 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 1st A. C. May, 1864, he was confined in Emory hospital one week, suffering with general debility; he was captured Aug. 19, 1864, at Weldon R. R., and was held in Libby prison three days and Belle Isle 70 days. He was detailed at Annapolis City to guard prisoners; his active hostilities were the battles of Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Gettysburg, North Anna River, Culpeper, Brandy Station, Shady Grove Church, Bethesda Church, Petersburg and Weldon R. R.; he was honorably discharged in 1865 at Annapolis City, Md. His brother Harris was wounded at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, and died of same. Louis, a second brother, was wounded at Spottsylvania and died of same. His father Francis W. Hatch served in war of 1812, and grandfather, Francis Hatch served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Hatch is a member of Sergt. Thomas McClosky Post 314, he is an invalid and he resides in Cresson, Pa.

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