THE GRANGER BROTHERS Roderick Granger of North Towanda was one of the most loyal fathers, who contributed to help put down the rebellion. He had five sons, the youngest of whom was a small boy; all the others put on the garb of war and went to the front. These soldier boys were: FRANKLIN, who was a corporal, served for nearly three years in Co. E., 141st P.V.; resides in North Towanda. ALEXANDER, who was a private in Co F. [5th] Penn’a Reserves, served three years and was mustered out a veteran; resides in North Towanda.Private Alexander Granger also served in Company C, 191st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. BURTON, enlisted in Co. K, 42d (Bucktail) P.V.; died in Washington, Oct 2,1862, of wounds received in the second Bull Run battle; his remains, however, were brought home for burial. JOSEPH, enlisted in a Minnesota regiment, and died in a hospital in that State from disease contracted in the service. FREDERICK, was a member of Co. C, 97th P.V.; resides in Towanda. ALEXANDER, was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run and again at the Wilderness. A very remarkable and unusual circumstance was that he was both times wounded in the right hand and in the very same place.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.