Major Wm. H. H. Gore1, is a worthy scion of a hero of the Revolution. His great-grandfather Obadiah Gore, served throughout the war for American independence, holding a lieutenant’s commission. He accompanied General Sullivan on his expedition against the Indians, and after the war settled in Sheshequin where he resided until the time of his death in 1821. It is natural then, when the summons came, to find the great-grandson ready to go in defense of the Union and American liberties, which had been brought into existence by the heroic sufferings of the Revolutionary War there. When the tocsin of war was sounded William Henry Harrison Gore was busily engaged as a druggist in Towanda. He immediately gave up his business and went to work with energy in raising a company of volunteers, which was known as the “Northern Invincibles,” and subsequently, April 22, 1861, was mustered into the service as Co. I of the 6th Penn’a Reserves. He was captain of the company until July 1, 1863, when he was promoted to the rank of major. He participated in the battles of Dranesville, was through the Peninsular campaign under McClellan, 2d Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Bistoe Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., North Anna and Bethesda church. Major Gore distinguished himself on many battlefields. At New Hope Church he had command of the left wing of the Sixth, and repulsed two charges of the enemy with the loss of only two men killed and four wounded. For gallant and meritorious services in the battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, he was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel. While always in the thickest of the affray, he was only once slightly wounded, and during the three years of his enlistment was never absent from his regiment. He was mustered out of service June 11, 1864, and returned home, where he again took up the active duties of his calling. In addition to a brilliant army record, Major Gore has a fine social nature that makes him a valued citizen and favorite in the social circle in which he moves. He is an active member of Perkins Post, G.A.R., Athens, a Past Colonel Commander of the Union Veteran Legion and stands high in the Masonic fraternity.
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.