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August Marchetti

August Marchetti
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Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.

William L. McQuaid, Co. C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

William Lewis McQuaid, son of William Huston McQuaid and wife Catherine Crawford McQuaid was born in Franklin, Venango County, PA on 26 Sep 1839 and baptized at 1st Presbyterian Church, Franklin. The family moved...

Organizing the Venango Grays (Co. C, 10th Pa. Reserves)

This is a initial sketch of the organization of the "Venango Grays", which was assigned as Company C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Eugene H. Stone, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

AGED CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES Eugene H. Stone Was Nearly One Hundred Two Years Old. Eugene H. Stone, of near Wellsboro, civil war veteran, died at the Soldiers’ Facility, Bath, N.Y., Thursday afternoon, Sept. 2, after...

James T. Hebel, Co. B, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL James T. Hebel, 79 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, while accompanying a neighbor, Joseph Lenig from his home in Hunter’s Valley to Newport, Perry County, Pa.,...

Peter D. Walbridge, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Peter D. Walbridge, aged 83 years, died at the Blossburg hospital early last Wednesday morning, following the amputation of his right leg, which operation was performed Monday. Mr. Walbridge’s right foot had caused him much suffering for several years and not long ago gangrene developed and amputation of his knee was necessary as the only hope of saving is life, but he failed to recover from the shock of the operation.

Samuel Freeland, Co. A, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Mr. Freeland was born in Chatham Tioga county, Pa., December 1, 18[3]3, and the early part of his life was spent on farms in different parts of this country. When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Company A, Bucktails. Early in the war he was captured by the Confederates and was in Libby prison for a number of weeks until he was exchanged. When he entered this famous prison pen he was a large man, weighing over 200 pounds but so severe was his treatment that when he came from the confinement he tipped the scale at only 100 pounds. He was so worn and changed that his own brother failed to recognize him. He again went into active serviced and shortly after he was wounded in the right hip. He lay for four days on the battle field where he received the wound and was finally found by the Rebels and again taken to Libby prison. During the days that he lay on the filed of battle he had only one drink of water, this from the canteen of a Rebel captain. This time he was confined in Libby prison only about six weeks and when exchanged he was honorably discharged from service because of his wound. He carried the bullet to the day of his death.

Orsamus P. Borden, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Another Veteran Mustered Out. At his home near Ewing, Neb., February 16th, of bronchitis, Orsamus P. Borden answered the final roll call. He was born November 30, 1829 at Pultney, N.Y., and at the time of his...

Chester F. Kimball, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Mr. Chester F. Kimball, aged 64, died Saturday evening about 9 o’clock at his home on Crafton street. He was apparently as well as usual on Saturday afternoon, but was stricken suddenly with paralysis...

Jacob Huck, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Mr. Jacob Huck, aged 72, died after a week’s illness of pneumonia, on Friday evening at the home of Mr. George W. Smith, at Cedar Run, with whom he made his home. He was a member of Co. E, of the famous 1st Pa. Rifles, or “Bucktails,” and served through the civil war. Five brothers also served in this war.

Henry C. Roland, Co. E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves

Mr. Henry Clay Roland died at his home in Delmar township last Friday morning — a victim of the prevalent influenza. Mr. Roland was born in Lycoming county forty-eight years ago; but he came to...