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of enlistment. On the morning of the second day of the battle of the Wilderness he captured two Johnnies while making the charge on the enemy's lines; he discovered them hidden under a blanket. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged July 11, 1865, at Braddock Camp. He had two brothers in the volunteer service, Daniel A. in 61st Pa. V. I., and Charley in Co. B, 67th Pa. V.; his great-grandfather, James Shields, served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Laughary belongs to John Pollock Post, No. 219; he has been school director; he is a farmer and his address is Hamill, Pa.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., July 20, 1842, of parents, Peter P. and Susan (Roudabush) Layman, deceased. His wife, whom he married Feb. 22, 1866, in Cambria county, Pa., was Julia Berkeybile, who was born there July, 18, 1843; her parents, George and Susanna (Custer) Berkebile, are deceased. To this marriage were given the following children: Mary E., Henrietta, Peter, dec., John H., Anna J. and Rosa B. Comrade Layman resided in Cambria county, Pa., engaged in farming when he decided to take up arms in defence [sic] of his country; he was 20 years of age when he was enrolled Aug. 32, 1862, at Johnstown, Pa., as a private in Co. K, 136th Pa. V. I. February, 1863, he was confined in Windmill Point hospital two weeks, suffering with diarrhea and rheumatism. April, 1863, he was taken to hospital in convalescent camp on [sic] month with rheumatism. He was honorably discharged May 29, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted Sept. 3 1864, at Johnstown, Pa., In Co. K, 206th Pa. V. I. He took active part in the battle of Fredericksburg and was one among the first in Richmond; he was honorably discharged at Richmond, Va., June 26, 1865. His wife's brother belonged to a Pa. Regt. Her grandfather served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. Comrade Layman is a retired farmer and his address is Geistown, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Nov. 4, 1838, of parents, Jacob and Mary (Minish) Leap, deceased. On Nov. 8, 1864, he was married in this county to Catherine Myers, and their hearthstone has been graced with nine children, Alice, Michael A., Adam M., Charles F., Elizabeth, Mary A., Ellen E., Emma E. and Esther. When the war broke out he enlisted October, 1862, when 24 years of age as a private in Co. E, 171st Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 20th A. C., and in due time was made 5th Sergt. He took active part in all the engagements of his command and was honorably discharged in 1863 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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