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Military - Civil War Vet - WH Brindle

Contributed by Janet Yoder

The information below was provided by site visitor Janet Yoder. The subject of the article, William H. Brindle, was her Great Grandfather. Any comments or questions should be sent directly to Janet Yoder .

Erie County Civil War Soldier

Name:                William Harrison BRINDLE

Birth:                  5 May 1841    Erie Co., PA   

Death:                19 Jan 1916    Erie city, Erie Co., PA

Burial:                Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA

Occupation:        Farmer

Religion:             Protestant; church affiliation not established

Enlisted:             10 September, 1861, by Thomas McLane,  for three years, 111th  Regiment of Pa. Vol., Captain H. L. Blodgett’s company  (C). 

Rank:                 Private

Wounded:          9 August, 1862, Battle of Cedar Mountain (“Invalid Army Pension“ certificate) with partial loss of use of left arm from gunshot wound incident to the service.”  (From Certificate of Disability)

Discharged:        22 April 1863 (Surgeon’s certificate)

Description:        “Five feet ten inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes. brown, hair” (Certificate of Disability for Discharge)

Father:               Mathias Brindle, b. 28 Aug 1803; d 6 Aug 1844; m. 26 Mar 1829.

Mother:              Nancy Wertz, b. 20 Jul 1809

Children:            Edward E., Mary G., Hattie J., Morrow B., Orrow L., Della E.



1.       Military records, file number 14.437.

2.       History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Vol. III, p. 1031, Samuel P. Bates, Harrisburg, Pa. 1870.

3.       Marriage certificate, German Reformed Church, Chambersburg, Pa., 1829.  Copy in possession of Janet R. Yoder.

4.       Marriage certificate, 19 April 1865, St. Thomas Twp., Franklin Co., Pa., by P.M. Garvey, esquire.  Photocopy in possession of Janet R. Yoder.

5.       Death certificate, Erie Co., Pa.

6.       Orphans Court papers for estate of Mathias Brindle, 6 Nov. 1854, Erie Co. Courthouse microfiche file #17878.

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