Josiah Coolidege, Co. H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Josiah Coolidege aas born June 19, 1822, at Wellsboro, Pa., the son of Amos and Parmelia (Kilbourn) Coolidge, both deceased. His father was one of the earliest settlers of Wellsboro, and became one of the leading business men, helping to build up the place, and with his wife, aiding in the establishment of the first Methodist church in the town. April 22, 1861, when 39 years of age, Comrade Coolidge enlisted as a private in Co. H, 6th Pa. R. V. C., or 35th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., McCall’ s Div., 5th A. C. He was wounded, July 1, 1862, at Harrison’ s Landing, in the mouth by a gunshot, and was sent to the hospital, remaining three weeks; was again wounded at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, by a gunshot through hip, and remained about three weeks in the hospital at Washington, D. C., in consequence. An honorable discharge was given him at Harrisburg, Pa., June 11, 1864, having participated in the battles of Drainsville, Harrison’ s Landing, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, and Wilderness. Comrade Coolidge belongs to Geo. Cook Post, 315, is a farmer, and his P. O. address is Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa.1

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  1. Biographies of Tioga County Civil War Soldiers extracted from PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN