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History of Cambria County, V.2

    The following were the casualties in the Second Brigade from March 29 to April 9, 1865:
--Killed.-- --Wounded--
Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Aggregate
23d Illinois -- 2 1 24 27
54th Pennsylvania 2 5 -- 50 57
12th West Virginia 1 9 1 16 27

    Total 3 16 2 90 111

Head Quarters Department West Virginia.
Cumberland, Md., Feb. 3d, 1865
His Excellency A. G. Curtin.
    Governor of Penna.
    Governor: I take pleasure in recommending to your consideration Jno. Suter, late captain Co. A, 54th Penna. Vol., who served under my command through the entire campaign in the Shenandoah, commanding his regt. at the battle of Opequan---Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.
    He is worthy & a gallant officer. I commend him to your Excellency. Any position you may see fit to give will be worthily bestowed.
    I am, Governor,
        Very respectfully, your ob't s'v't.
Maj.-Gen. Comm'g.


    This regiment was recruited by Col. White of Lilly, and was mustered into the service at Harrisburg in October, 1861, for a term of three years. In it were two companies from Cambria county---Company A, from Lilly, under the command of Capt. James Carroll, who was succeeded by Capt. David F. Fox, and he by Capt. Patrick F. Hodge. The other company (C) was recruited at Johnstown by Capt. Michael O'Connell, who was succeeded by Capt. James Metzger, he by Capt. Patrick O'Connell, and he by Capt. James Burke.
    On November 22, 1861, the regiment, with thirty-eight officers and seven hundred and fifty-seven men, left Camp Curtin for Fortress Monroe. On December 8 it embarked for South Carolina, and was located near Hilton Head, and on February 25, 1862, it was transferred to Edisto Island, where it was in active service and in many engagements. It was also stationed at Beaufort, South Carolina, and at Port Royal Ferry for nearly a year.
    The majority of the men re-enlisted January 1, 1864, and

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