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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania



Miner's Journal - August 9, 1865





Another victim of rebel cruelty, Walter P. Aims late a member of Co. D 48th Regiment P.V. died at Salidasburg, Lycoming County on the 12th from the effects of starvation and brutality which he endured in rebel prisons. His age at the time of his death was 21 years 6 months.

Major William Moorehead, Major of the 76th Pa. Regiment has been mustered out after a faithful service of nearly 4 years duration. He enlisted September 13, 1861 as a private when only 18 years old and rose step by step to the Majority of his command. He served in South Carolina and was with Butler in his movements on the James in 1864. Major Moorehead was captured for 2 months until exchanged. His career was highly honorable in every respect and we are proud of him as a son of Schuylkill.




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