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THE WAR WITH MEXICO. For the Mexican war of 1846-48, Akron furnished but few soldiers, the bulk of that army being recruited from the Southern States, but among well-known citizens of Akron, then or since, who served in that war, may be

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mentioned the following: Ezra Tryon, Adams Hart, Oliver Perry Barney, George Dresher, Joseph Gonder, Jereboam B. Creighton, Thomas Thompson, Cornelius O. Way and Valmore Morris. Of these, Hart, Barney, Tryon and Creighton, were also soldiers in the civil war of 1861-65. In the Mexican war Barney was a sergeant, and one night, "while on picket duty near Monterey, he was lassoed by the Mexicans and dragged quite a distance, but was rescued by his comrades before being entirely strangled to death, and was always very fond of showing the marks made upon his neck by the lariat. He afterwards became somewhat dissipated, and one Winter night, from exposure while intoxicated, had both his feet frozen, but notwithstanding his semi-crippled condition, he pluckily enlisted in the regular army during the late war, later becoming an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Dayton, where he subsequently died.

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Fifty Years and over of Akron and Summit County
By Samuel A. Lane
Beacon Job Department, Akron, Ohio: 1892

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