Henry H. Pettit, Co. D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Washington Reporter Mar 26, 1912

West Middletown, March 26 – Henry H. Pettit, a veteran of the Civil war and a well known resident of this section died early Monday morning at his home in the village after an illness of more than two months of complications. He was 73 years of age. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Mr. Horn, pastor of the Christian church here were held Tuesday at 2 o’ clock from the Christian church of this place. The interment will be in the West Middletown cemetery. Mr. Pettit had been a resident of this section for several years. He was born in Elkhart county, Indiana, and when a small boy came east with his mother after the death of the father. After coming to this county Mr. Pettit spent many years in the Lone Pine and Canonsburg sections. At the breaking out of the Civil war he united with the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. D, and served three years and three months. He was never absent from his company and had an excellent military record. He took part in every battle in which his company was engaged. In 1868 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna H. Nolen, of his place. Six children were born to them, three of whom are living, John H. Pettit of Parkersburg; Mrs G.P. Henderson, of Arizona, and Mrs. L.H. McClain, of Coraopolis. His wife also survives. Mr. Pettit was a consistent member of the Christian church. In politics he was a Republican.

Henry H. Pettit (1838-1912) – Find a Grave Memorial

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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.