John Pugh, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, with genealogical and personal history by The Lewis Publishing Company.

John Pugh, son of Boaz and Susan (Weigal) Pugh, was born October 15, 1833, in Somerset, and received his education in the common schools. After leaving school he assisted his father on the farm until the outbreak of the civil war, when he enlisted in Company A, Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, and served live months, when he contracted typhoid fever and was discharged. He returned home, recovered his health, and in March, 1865, was drafted, being enrolled in Company G, Eighty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served until the close of the war and was discharged June 30, 1865. He returned to Somerset county, where he has since led a farmer’s life. In politics he has always been a Republican.

Mr. Pugh married, March 18, 1858, Elizabeth, born in Ohio, daughter of William and Catharine (Boyer) Luke, and their children were: Edward, Sara C, Gerome F., S. S., Jennie B., wife of S. B. Huston; and Irvin W. All are deceased with the exception of Miss S. S. Pugh and Jennie B., wife of S. B. Huston, of Somerset, and has two children; Ruth and Paul. Mrs. Pugh, the mother of the family, died August 18, 1874, and her husband has since remained a widower, his household being presided over by his daughter. Miss S. S. Pugh.

John Pugh (1833-1918) – 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.