Erie County (PA) Genealogy

Erie County Civil War Veterans

Contributed by Various Sources


This page has been created to post various listings of Civil War veterans of Erie County as submitted by email since 2001. Anyone with additional contributions should send the information to your webmaster, Bill Klauk


From Gina Thomas Patterson, California:
My gg-grandfather, David Elisha Dodge served with Co. G, 169th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Drafted Militia from 06 Oct 1862 - 26 July 1863. Resided in Harborcreek Twp prior & after service.


From Karen Michaelis, Panama City, Florida:
Abel Wilkinson was my Great, Great Grandfather. He was born February 28, 1824 in Greenfiield township. He died July 12, 1895 and is buried in Grahamville Cemetery, North East, PA. He was in the Civil War. He belonged to Co. C., 140th Reg., Pen.VI., 2nd Division of the Army of the Potomac. He participated in the battles of Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg, and was wounded in the neck by the enemy's bullets in the Wilderness Fight. He was one of the first to enlist in the Army during the war. One of his sons, Barton A. Wilkinson, born November 4, 1845, in Greenfield township, served in the Navy on the steamer "General Thomas" during the Civil War.


From John Bellman, Springville, Erie Co. NY:
John BILLMAN - Seaman US Navy Aug.1864-June 1865
Served on gunboat USS Gen. Burnside with the Upper Tennessee River Fleet home ported at Bridgeport, AL. near Chattanooga, 1864-65. Birth: Nov.26,1843 Erie City,PA .. Death: Aug.7,1913 Erie City,PA .. buried Trinity Cemetery,Erie,PA
Relationship: My great-grandfather

Joseph BILLMAN, Private, Co. A, 82 PA V.I. attached to 3d Brigade, Ist Div.,6th A.C. Enlisted Erie PA Aug.1863, Disch. July 13,1865 at Hall's Hill,VA. Injured May 1864. Birth: Dec.12,1833, Biengen,Baden .. Death: Jan.2,1911 Erie,PA .. Buried: Trinity Cemetery, Erie,PA.
Relationship: My great-uncle and brother of John Billman above.

One reference for some of the above data is in the book Presidents, Soldiers and Statesmen, 1776-1889 located in the ECHS, Erie.


From Elaine Tuttle Schrock:
Name: David Tuttle
Born: December 12, 1839, Wayne, Erie Co., PA.
Parents: Thomas Fancher and Lucinda (McIntyre) Tuttle
Spouse: Melissa Amanda (Patchen) Tuttle
Occupation: Farmer
Rank: Private, Co I, 83rd PA Vol.
Enlisted: August 28, 1861; Discharged: February 9, 1863
Additional info: David lost his left arm as a result of a gun shot wound at the second battle of Bull Run, VA., August 30, 1862.
Died: December 8, 1910, Corry, Erie Co, PA. Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, PA.
Relationship to David Tuttle: 1st cousin, 4 times removed. He and my Great-great grandfather, Oliver Perry Tuttle, of Warren Co., PA., were cousins.


From Richard J. Harvey, New Castle, Pa:
HENRY G. (Gould) HARVEY, farmer, P. O. East Springfield, was born Dec. 4, 1839, in Springfield Township, Erie Co., Penn., the only child of Lorenzo D. and Lucia M. Harvey, natives of N. Y. State and Vt. respectively. Lorenzo, a farmer, came to this county about 1830, and departed this life in 1872. His widow still lives on the old homestead in this township. Our subject, during the late war, enlisted Aug. 26, 1862, in the 145th P. V. I., serving in the 2d Corps under Gen. Hancock, Army of the Potomac. He participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness and Cold Harbor, where he was wounded in the leg, which had to be amputated. He was promoted gradually from private to Captain, and was honorably discharged, Dec. 19, 1864, on account of his wounds. From 1866 to 1871, he served as Register and Recorder of Erie Co. In 1867, Mr. Harvey was united in marriage with Sarah A. DeWolf, a native of this township, and daughter of Erastus DeWolf, one of the early settlers of Erie. Our subject owns 100 acres of well-improved land, a part of which was his father's old homestead. He is a representative man of his section, a member of the G. A. R.; was a good soldier, and is a first-class citizen. Politically, he is a Republican.
Source: Samuel P. Bates, History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, (Warner, Beers & Co.: Chicago, 1884), Part VI, Township Biographies, Springfield Township, p. 156.

Captain Henry G. Harvey; Company E 145 Pa. Vol. Inf.

Erie Pa. Dispatch March 30, 1917: Captain H. G. Harvey, civil war veteran and G. A. R. member died at his home in North Girard yesterday. Captain Harvey fought at the battle of Cold Harbor with the One Hundred and Forty-fifth Pennsylvania infantry, where he received a wound which caused the loss of a leg. He was seventy-seven years old.

Chronology
04 Dec 1839 born Springfield Twp. Erie Co. Pa. to Lorenzo D. and Sara DeWolf Harvey
12 Aug 1863 Enlisted at Erie Pa. as pvt. Age 25 Home address Springfield X Roads Erie Co., Pa.
13 November promoted to Captain
12 June 1864 Wounded at Cold Harbor Va. resulting in amputation on same day of right leg
19 Dec. 1864 discharged
17 Oct. 1864 granted pension of $20 per month
15 May 1867 married to Sarah DeWolf by Rev. E. B. Chamberlain
14 Sept. 1874 pension increased to $25 per month
03 Mar. 1883 pension increased to $30 per month
22 Jul 1892 wife Sarah died
16 Jun 1903 pension increased to $46 per month
29 Mar. 1917 died North Girard Erie Co., Pa.
source Civil War pension files from NARA


 


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