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From: Dawn MacDonald <>
Subject: Thomas Biles to old for civil War service?
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 05:41:26 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks Carol!

Could this could be him? He would have been in his mid fifties in 1863, could he have served at that age? I never even thought to look at Civil War Records, I thought he was too old.
Does anyone know more about the age subject?
PS I think I'll order the records anyway!! Thanks again!

______________________________Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:24:53 -0500
From: Carol Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [PaOldC] Thomas Biles/Boyles/Byles/Beale b. abt 1810

Have you seen this?

Name: Thomas Biles ,
Enlistment Date: 01 July 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Pennsylvania
Unit Numbers: 2288 2288
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 01 July 1863
Enlisted in Company E, 45th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 01 July
Mustered out Company E, 45th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 29
August 1863

On Jan 23, 2006, at 11:39 AM, George Smedley wrote:

> Still seeking info on Thomas BILES (BOYLES, BYLES, BEALE) born around
> 1810. In 1834 he resided in Willistown township and married Eliza
> HOOPES d/o Joseph HOOPES and Jane WOODWARD. would love to have any
> mention of ANY other BILES family (this spelling) in Chester county
> around the same time period.

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