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shot wound in the thigh. His term of service having expired, he was honorably discharged August, 1861, at Harrisburg, pa., and re-enlisted Aug. 27, 1861, in Wilmore, pa., in Co. G, 11 Pa. Cav. In 1862-3 he was detailed at Suffork, Va., in Q.M. Dept. as blacksmith one year. In 1864 he was detailed at Williamsburg, Va., and transferred from there to the Eastern Shore, Va., to guard telegraph line, and spent five months in this way. He was honorably discharged Aug. 27, 1864, at Jones landing, Va., having fought at Floating Waters, South Key road, Beaver Dam, Blackwater, Edington, Deserted House and Suffolk, Va. His brother Albert served in Co. G, 11 Pa. Cav. His great-grandfather Gardener Seaman served in the war of 1812. Comrade Seaman belongs to Stineman Post 560, he is by trade a blacksmith, and his address is Summer Hill, Pa.


Was born in Frankstown, Blair county, Pa., Sept. 8, 1840, and moved to Indiana county, Pa., in 1849, then Cambria county, same state, where he finally located in 1863. His father, John Sechler, born in 1812, is dec.; his mother, Catherine (Gwinner) born in 1821, is still spared. His helpmate on life's journey was Margaret Lloyd, and they were married Jan. 24, 1865, in this county. Sahe was born here Jan. 9, 1843, a daughter of Rees S. Floyd dec., and Anna (Tibbott) still living. She passed to her reward Sept. 2, 1894. Their domestic ties have been graced with five children, Anna E., John L., Alice, Miriam and Charles H. Comrade Sechler tendered his services as a soldier in defense of the Union and performed faithful service. He was 20 years of age when he was enrolled June 12, 186, 12 miles above Camp Wright on Alleghany River, Pittsburg, Pa., as 1st Corp. in Co. A, 11 Pa. V.R.C, and afterwards made Sergt. He took active part in the battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines Mills; at the latter conflict he was captured June 27, 1862, and taken to Libby and Belle Isle, where he was held till about Sept. 11, 1862, when he was released on parole; he was stricken with chronic diarrhea, fever and ague, and was treated for same in Fairfax Seminary hospital till Jan. 24, 1863, when he was honorably discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability. His brother George served in the late war. His grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Sechler has been commissioner's clerk of this county 1863-1865; attorneys for commissioner 1868-70; district attorney 1871-1875, and the same office from 1881 to 1885. After the war closed he studied law, which, since his admission to the bar, he has practiced with great success. He is a member of Emery Fisher Post No. 30, Dept. of G.A.R. He is a resident of Ebensburg, Pa.

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