Chauncey F. Mitchell, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Bedford Gazette (Bedford, Pennsylvania), August 8, 1862.

 A Couple of Patriots

       Harry G. and G.F. Baer are brothers who publish the Somerset Democrat. In the early part of this war, Harry enrolled himself in a company and marched to the battle field. Previous to that he was stigmatized as Secessionist and rebel sympathizer, by the abolitionists. This has to cease, and the vials of wrath were emptied upon the head of George, who remained to conduct the paper. He, too, is now engaged in recruiting a company, and the enemy’s battery is silenced by force of circumstances; but we presume their paper will still be styled, by the cowardly stay-at-home Abolitionists of Somerset county as the Breckinridge organ, and their successor in the conduct of the paper as a rebel sympathizer. It is by such means alone that the Republicans hope to maintain power. – [Harrisburg Patriot & Union.]

        Not only have both the present proprietors of the Somerset Democrat enrolled themselves in the army of the Union, but the late proprietor, C.F. Mitchell, Esq., as brave a man and true a patriot as ever breathed, has also been in the service from the very beginning of the war. Mr. Mitchell is now Orderly Sergeant of Company A, Tenth Pa. Reserves, and was in all of the fierce and bloody conflicts before Richmond and during the retreat to James River.

        R..R. Roddy, Esq., the editor of the Democratic organ in Somerset, before it came into the hands of Mr. Mitchell, is, likewise, a volunteer in the ranks of the Union army, and fought valiantly at the bloody battle of Fair Oaks.

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.