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duty one month in North Carolina. His regiment was ordered to Gettysburg during that fierce engagement but did not arrive until after it was fought. He was honorably discharged in 1863 at Harrisburg, Pa., at expiration of time. His grandfather, Samuel Lucas, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. Comrade Lucas is a charter member of G. A. R. Post at Homer City; he is a carpenter by trade and his address is Homer City, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Feb. 16, 1829, and was a son of Bernard and Mary E. (Dawson) McFeely, deceased. He was married first to Mary A. Sutton, and they had one child, James. He was married secondly Oct. 3, 1865, in St. Angustine, [sic] Pa., to Elizabeth George. She was a daughter of Samuel George, still living, and Sibby (Gumby), deceased, and was born in Clearfield county, Pa., Aug. 26, 1849. The children of this marriage are as follows: Nettie, Anna, dec., Haden, Archie, Minnie, Malcolm, John P., dec., and Nora. When hostilities broke out between the North and South, our subject was employed as a laborer, and was 31 years of age when he was enrolled June 12, 1861, as a private in Co. A, 11th Pa. Res., and in due time was made Corp. May 10, 1864, he was wounded at Wilderness in head, for which he was treated in hospital at Baltimore, Md., two months. Prior to this, November, 1862, he was confined in hospital at Georgetown, D. C., four weeks, suffering with fever. November, 1862, he was furloughed for thirty days, and returned at end of time. June 27, 1862, he was captured at Wilderness and was held in Libby prison one month and Bell Isle for three months and two days; he was honorably discharged at Bristoe Station, Va., and re-enlisted in old command as a veteran; he was transferred to 190th Pa. V. V. Res. Corps. His list of active hostilities are seven days' fight before Richmond, Gettysburg, Mine Qne, Bristow Station, 2d Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Centerville and Wilderness. He was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa. His brother Barnard served in the war, as did his wife's brothers, John, Wm. and Benj. George; the latter was killed at Gettysburg; her father, Samuel George, also served. Comrade McFeely is a member of Harper Post, No. 181; he is an invalid and his address is Ashville, Pa.


A native of Pennsylvania, was born Oct 16, 1830 in Gallitzin township, Cambria county. His parents, long ago deceased, were John A. and Susan (Storm) McGuire. He was married Feb 13, 1855 in Loretto, Pa. to Margaret Delaney, who was born in this county Oct

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