On July 17, 1861, [Urbane Sloat1] enlisted in the Union army and was sworn into service at Washington on the 28th as a member of Co. K, 6th Penna Reserves, 35th Pa. in line. He served in the army of the Potomac for three years, the entire period the regiment existed. On Thanksgiving Day, 1861, he lay in the hospital, ill with typhoid fever, and from that day until Dec. 20, he was unconscious or delirious, and it was little short of miraculous that he survived. On Dec. 20 he experienced the first “lucid intervals,” when he was transferred from the hospital to Dranesville, Va., to make room for wounded.
He rejoined his command before the spring campaign opened and was in every battle the regiment participated in from that time until the last of May, 1864, when the regiment was disbanded. He re-enlisted in [Company E of] the 191st Pa. Vet. Vols., and was with that regiment until Lee”s surrender at Appomattox. He was discharged from the service on July 3, 1865.2
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.