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Jennie, Harry dec., Daniel dec., and Lizzie. Like many other boys of this country, he responded to the president's call for troops to put down the rebellion. He was enrolled from Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 15, 1864, as a private in Co. F, 198 Pa. V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 5th A.C. He received a slight wound in right leg at Gravelly Run, but did not enter hospital. Feb. 21, 1865, he was granted a leave of absence of nine days and reported for duty at end of time. In the winter of 1864-5 he was detailed to help build railroads for one month. Among the battles in which he took a prominent part may br mentioned, Yellow House, Sawdust Hill, Gravelly Run, Five Forks, and several others; he was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. His brother Jacob served in a Pa. Regt., as did his wife's brothers Jacob and William; the latter was twice captured and held in Libby prison. His great great-grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war in the British army. He was taken prisoner by Washington and afterward joined the American army. Comrade Ream has been school director and judge of elections, his farm is well arranged and improved, having erected excellent buildings, and his post office address is Johnstown, Pa.


Whose parents Daniel and Maria (Layman) Ream are dec., are born in Somerset county, Pa., Dec. 30, 1930. The maiden name of his wife, to whom he was married in Cambria county, Pa., in 1855, was Sarah Horner. She was born there Dec. 10, 1834, of parents John C. and Elizabeth (Sills) Horner, no longer living. Four children were the issue of this marriage, the first born died in infancy, Jeremiah, James F. and Alonzo E. dec. Comrade Ream was engaged in farming, and was 31 years old when the war broke out. He enlisted Sept. 2, 1861, at LaPorte, Ind., as musician in Co. B, 29 Indiana V.I., and was one of the best soldiers of his Regt. In the fall of 1862 he was injured at Stone River, while carrying a comrade off the battlefield; he was taken to Regtl. Hospital, where he was treated three months. In December, 1863, he was honorably discharged, and re-enlisted as a veteran, thus obtaining the usual 30 days furlough. He was promoted to fife major and was present at the battles of Stone River, Liberty Gap, Shilo, Laverne, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Look out Mt.; he was finally honorably discharged June 12, 1865, at Marietta, Ala. His brothers Isaac and John served under the old flag. His wife's brother Cyrus was a member of Pa. Regt. Comrade Ream has been twp. Treasurer, he is successfully engaged in the mercantile business, and his address is Scalp Level, Pa.

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