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was born in Indiana county, Pa., in 1843, and was a daughter of Geo. and Susannah (Snyder) Lowmaster, both of whom are still spared. They are the patents of eighteen children: Manuel, dec., Susannah, dec., Emma, Nancy, Margaret, Melissa, dec., Eva, Addie, dec., Mary, Aaron, dec., and Daniel. Comrade Whited was employed as a laborer when President Lincoln issued a call for troops to defend the Union; he was enrolled August, 1862, as a private in Co. F, 133d Pa. V. I. October, 1862, he was confined in hospital at Frederick City, Md., about three months, suffering with bilious fever; he was honorably discharged June, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted Sept. 13, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa., in Co. F, 5th Pa. H.A. After the battle of Antietsam, he was placed in charge of ammunition train till th following October; his regt. Bore conspicuous part in the fierce engagements of Antietam, Chancelorville, and several others, receiving an honorable discharge June 13, 1865, at Vienna, Va. He had two brothers in service, John in 4th Pa. Cav., and William, in 155th Pa. V.I., was wounded by shell. His grandfather, Thomas Whited, was in the revolutionary war, as was his wife's grandfather Snyder. Comrade Whited belongs to Wm. Connor Post; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Barnsboro, Pa.


The object of this sketch was born in Cambria county, Pa., April 14, 1842, and was a son of John and Sarah (Snyder) Wissinger, no longer living. He served in the war of Rebellion with distinction and honor, and was a private in Co. A, 61 Pa. V.I., 4th Brig., 2d Div., 6th A.C. He had been engaged in farming and was 19 years old when he enlisted Aug. 21, 1861, At Indiana, Pa. July 1, 1862, he was wounded in right leg at the battle of Malvern Hill, Va.; he was taken to hospital at Washington D.C., where he was held two months and was then transferred to David Island, N.Y., where he was treated four months and was honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1862. He re-enlisted March, 1864, at Greensburg, Pa., in Co. F, 1st Pa. L. A. He took part in the great and famous battles of Fair Oaks, Wilderness, Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Spottsylvania, Ft. Stevens, Harrison's Landing, Chicahoming, Cold Harbor, North Ann river, Poet Church, Va., Ft. Steedman. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He had three brother who served their country in the hour of peril, Samuel in 61 Pa. V. I., Franklin, who was wounded at Winchester, Va., taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison, and Andrew in Bat. G, Pa. E.A. Comrade Wissinger is a member of U.V.L., his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Tanoma, Pa.

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