Sketch of the removal of wounded soldiers from the flames brought on by the Wilderness Battle. Sketch by Alfred Waud. Library of Congress.

The Formation of the Venango Grays is Recalled by Local Civil War Vet

Freeland H. Brown, who was one of the first to enlist from Franklin in the historic Venango Grays, and served in the Civil War, Saturday quietly observed his 88th birthday anniversary. Mr. Brown, who had been a resident of the Third Ward for more than 80 years, recalls many incidents of the war as though it were but yesterday.
Train Derailment at Manassas, by photographer Andrew J. Russell. Library of Congress

Railroad Accident in Virginia; List of Casualties

This story was published by the New York Times in December 1863 related to a train derailment that left soldiers of the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps killed and injured. Last night, at about 6 o’clock, the second P.M. train from Brandy Station ran off the embankment at Bristoe Station, destroying several yards of the track, the locomotive and four cars, beside killing four men and wounding fifteen.
Students of the Allegheny College Freshly Enlisted into the service of the United States Army. Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

The Autobiography of Washington J. Cook, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

I was born in North Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Feb. 3, 1841. My postoffice was Stewartsville, Pa. When the war broke out I was attending the academy at Espyville, Pa. from which I expected to graduate soon and then take up the study of medicine at Philadelphia, as my parents had me slated for an M.D. It so happened that a Company was being organized of Allegheny College Students.

James McCahon, Co. D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

James McCahon was a member of the Jefferson College Class of 1863 when he enrolled as a private in Company D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves on April 27, 1861. He was 20 years old at...

William H. Wagner, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

This article is dedicated to my grandfather’s ancestors. William H. Wagner was born on August 9th, 1823, in Stoney Creek, Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Michael Wagner Jr. and Hannah...

Samuel G. Hodgens, Co. D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Hodgens, Samuel Graham | Son of Thomas and Mary (Graham), born Canonsburg, Pa., Nov. 15, 1842; medical student Philadelphia, Jefferson Medical College, '66; United States Army, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves: wounded, prisoner of war, '61;...
The Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps Historical Society was organized in 2004 by August Marchetti and Justin Sanders.

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