John A. Ridinger, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Somerset Herald, Somerset, Pennsylvania, October 12th, 1898.

John Adam Ridinger, a well-known resident of this place, died at his late residence on Main street on Wednesday morning last, aged sixty-one years. Mr. Ridinger was a carpenter by trade and was reputed to be one of the finest wood-workers in the county. He was a member of Company A, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, and sustained disabilities while in the army from which he never recovered. He has been a constant sufferer for many years. Mr. Ridinger was an excellent citizen and a kind and generous neighbor. He is survived by his wife and a family of four sons and four daughters.1

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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.

  1. Ridinger also served in the 191st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.