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From: "Judy Banja" <>
Subject: [PABLAIR-L] Samuel T. Wiley's Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Blair County - History section
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 15:04:26 -0400
The biography section is almost finished, thanks to an incredible group of
volunteers who are subscribers to this list, and it's time to start on the
history section, pages 1-156 of the book. I've made photocopies of the
pages and am recruiting typists again! If you would like to volunteer to
type 5, 10, 15 or 20 pages, which, after it is typed, proofread and put in
page number order, will be available in the Blair County USGenWeb archives
at http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/blair.html please contact me, Judy
Banja . Please send me your name, snail mail address, and
the number of pages you're willing to type. (Some of the folks who helped
type the bios have already volunteered and I have their names on file.) If
you volunteer and do not hear from me, please email me again. I'm having
trouble with my email server and I don't want to leave out anybody who'd
like to participate in this project.
To give you an idea of what each page from the book is like, I typed 1 1/2
pages, 58-59, and I'm inserting the text in this email. This gets typed
EXACTLY as it appears in the book (regarding spelling, capitalization, and
punctuation), and I did proofread this. Here's the sample:
The Civil War. - The roar of Sumter's guns rolling northward awaked the
nation to the reality of open rebellion and civil war, and when President
Lincoln's call was issued for troops to sustain and enforce the authority of
the government, no county in Pennsylvania was more ready than Blair to
respond with hundreds of soldiers, many of whom fell in defense of their
country's liberties. In three days after President Lincoln issued his call
for seventy-five thousand men, six companies from Blair county were on their
way to Harrisburg, where they were mustered into the service on the 20th of
April, 1861, and formed the larger part of the 3d Pennsylvania infantry.
The 3d Pennsylvania moved from Harrisburg to the vicinity of
Baltimore, afterward was stationed at various places in Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and Virginia, where it guarded communications and protected
supplies, besides being twice sent against Confederate forces. It served
until its three months' term of enlistment expired, and was discharged at
Harrisburg on July 29, 1861. Many of the men in these companies re-enlisted
in other regiments and served through the war.
We give the following list of soldiers from Blair county in the
OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE THIRD PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY FROM BLAIR COUNTY.
COMPANY A. - OFFICERS.
John R. McFarlane, captain.
John McKeage, 1st lieutenant.
Thomas McFarlane, 2d lieutenant.
Jonathan Derno, 1st sergeant.
Henry Keely, 2d sergeant.
David Stitler, 3d sergeant.
John Barr, 4th sergeant.
Andrew Leap, 1st corporal.
Joseph Eckle, 2d corporal.
Henry Barr, 3d corporal.
Joseph Zouker, 4th corporal.
John Weighaman and William Weighaman, musicians.
Ainsworth, Jas. W.
Barr, Samuel C.
Clauss, George F.
Charles, Samuel W.
Dunn, Joseph M.
Davis, Amos D.
Elder, William S.
Eastman, Wm. H.
Fox, John F.
Graft, William P.
Hunter, Matthew S.
Helwig, John G.
Johnson, James M.
Kephart, Calvin M.
King, William H.
Ledger, Joseph J.
Martin, Robert N.
McCormick, Jas. J.
McKeehan, Jas. A.
Michaels, John H.
McFalls, Benj. F.
Murray, John H.
Orr, William L.
Orr, James A.
Peight, Emanuel S.
Redding, John J.
Richter, George S.
Thompson, Wm. F.
Varnes, Louis H.
Weaver, George W.
Watson, George M.
Weaver, Albert J.
COMPANY B. - OFFICERS.
Henry Wayne, captain.
Joseph W. Gardner, 1st lieutenant.
John M. Clark, 2d lieutenant.
John S. Calvert, 1st sergeant.
Levi McGlathery, 2d sergeant.
John Lafferty, 3d sergeant.
William Wilkes, 4th sergeant.
Thomas C. Yingling, 1st corporal.
Henry Shatts, 2d corporal.
William Hook, 3d corporal.
William W. Reed, 4th corporal.
Thomas Coleman, musician.
William Rees, musician.
Boyle, John A.
Charters, Wm. M.
Cayatt, Lewis P.
Cannon, John F.
Emheiser, Geo. W.
Fritz, William D.
Gwinn, George H.
Gwinn, Alex C.
Greer, Adam J.
Moore, David A.
Moore, Warren H.
Nixon, Albert H.
Plumer, Henry E.
Reed, William, jr.
Rinehart, Samuel W.
Trees, James C.
COMPANY C. - OFFICERS.