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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania



Miner's Journal - June 14, 1864




The killed and wounded of our regiments in the Late Battles - the 96th, 48th, 50th and other regiments in which they are gallant souls from Schuylkill County, have undoubtedly suffered in the battles of the week in Virginia, and the anxiety to hear from them, is intense in this community. We were in hopes that we would be able to furnish this week, some intelligence of the casualties, but what we have received so far is meager. We learn from a letter in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer dated 'Spottsylvania Court House May 11' that in the terrible battle of Tuesday last, May Levi Huber of the 96th Regiment was seriously wounded. His many friends trust that it will not preclude his recovery, for he is a gallant officer and an estimable citizen.

The only names wounded that we have seen published in the daily papers up to yesterday are as follows:

96th Regiment, P.V.
H. C. Neathamer, thigh;
Michael Yoast, arm;
John Donegan, hand;
Joseph Eick, hand;
Solomon Mayer, groin;
Charles Eick, leg;
George Moyer, Co. E.


A correspondent of the New York World reports that Captain Scott Co. E U.S.C.T. was during the last assault on the enemies works at Petersburg wounded and taken prisoner. A letter from the 2nd Lieut. of the company says that the last seen of him he was in the opening made by the explosion and in the act of surrendering unhurt. There is every reason to believe he is a prisoner and unharmed.

Scott will be sent to Libby Prison and paroled on March 8, 1865.

Prior to his enlistment in the U.S.C.T. he was a member of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and during the November 1863 battles on the Rappahannock, he was wounded and taken prisoner, but was exchanged a few days later. He described his treatment in the hands of the rebels as having been good. But they were short on provisions and medical supplies.




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