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tailed to drill awkward squads and many other times to oversee the building of forts, etc. His battle list includes some hard-fought battles: Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Poplar Grove Church, Weldon R. R., Hatchers Run, Petersburg, South Side, and several others, receiving an honorable discharge June 3, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Comrade Lamb is a farmer by occupation and his address is Lovett, Pa.


Was born in Jefferson County, Pa. Sept 6, 1841, of parents, John and Margaret (Shirley) Lambing, dec. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through his life was Hannah M. Dunnmar, who was born Oct 10, 1839, in Indiana County, Pa. Her parents, both still spared, are Peter and Rachel (Miller) Dunnmar. Seven children constitute this family: Lebous L., George W., Ida M., Robert M., William M., Thomas A., and Lorenzo P. In July, 1863, he enlisted as a private in Co I, 62 Pa. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 5th A.C., and served in the ranks of Uncle Sam until the close of that memorable conflict. He was struck in the back by shell at Cedar Creek; at the battle of Wilderness he was wounded through thigh, he was taken to field hospital for 15 days, was then transferred to Fredericksburg for 18 days and to Washington; he was then taken to New York for 13 days and to Philadelphia, and was laid there 18 days and then transferred to Pittsburg and laid there until February of 1864, and was then detailed to go and catch bounty jumpers in Clearfield, Elk, and Clarion counties. In the spring of 1864 he was transferred to Brandy Station, Va., to Co I, 205 Pa. V.I. In March, 1865, he was detailed to look after bounty jumpers. Our subject was wounded at the Wilderness fight, to escape being burnt he crawled into a pond of water and came very near perishing there from extreme heat. During the Mine Run raid our subject was the only one out of eight who escaped with their lives on account of the extreme cold. Among the battles in which he took a prominent part may be mentioned: Gettysburg, 2d Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Culpeper S.H., Sulphur Springs, and several others, receiving an honorable discharge July 2, 1865 at Pittsburg, Pa. His brother George was in the late service. His grandfather, John Lambing, served in the Mexican war. His wife's grandfather, Jacob Miller, served in the War of 1812. Our subject was captured on a skirmish line in Deep Bottom Creek, Va. and while in camp that night our subject performed the perilous task of swimming a mile in the creek to reach his Regt. He is a member of Frank Brown Post 262, he follows farming as an avocation, and his address is Rochester Mills, Pa.

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