93rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

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Soldier's Notes

 

Private Tyler Leinbach, Company K (Lebanon Guards), was from Berks County, Pennsylvania and was at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was also in Ford’s Theater on the night of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Private John Geisler, Company K, was wounded in the jaw at The Wilderness, Virginia on May 5, 1864.

Private Benniville P. Ruth, Company B, lost his life at Fair Oaks,Virginia.

Private Eli Ogline, Company G, was drafted 18 July 1864, mustered into the 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 September 1864 and mustered out on 7 June 1865. His photo is shown below.

 

Private William L. Jones, Company H, lived to the ripe old age of 96, and died October 22, 1943, as the "last Civil War veteran" in Montour County. He was buried with full military honors (firing squad, color guard, bugler) in the Grand Army Plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Danville, with Spanish War Veterans as pallbearers. The flag that was draped on his coffin is displayed in the Montour County Historical Society's office in Danville, where he lived most of his life. According to his obituary, he enlisted at the age of 16 and served in the 52nd Pennsylvania Regiment (Antietam, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, Wilderness), then was transferred to the 178th Pennsylvania, and finally to the 93rd Pennsylvania, where he mustered out June 27, 1865.

Private William Logan, Company C, and his son Private Jeremiah Logan, Company A, served in the regiment. Jeremiah was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864.

Private George H. Logan, Company A, was Killed In Action at the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House on May15, 1864.

Corporal Amos Gass, Company H, served at Gettysburg and was wounded during the Petersburg campaign.

 

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