|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1829|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 2, 1907|
Obituary - Todd County Argus - Issue May 9, 1907 page 1 col. 5
ANSWERS THE LAST ROLL CALL
Comrade Alexander Pemberton Hears the Last Reveille and Joins the Great Silent Army.
Served Four Years in the War of The Rebellion and Was Wounded at Gettysburg.
Alexander Pemberton, an old veteran of the Civil War, passed away last Thursday evening at the home of Minnie May Johnson in Reynolds, where he was cared for during his long illness. Deceased was 78 years of age and past. His illness dated back several for several weeks when he was taken sick with a severe attack of pneumonia. His condition became very serious and the doctors gave no hope for his recovery on account of his advanced age. However as the days passed he recovered slowly and seemed to be on the road to recovery when he was taken sick with a second attack of the same disease. On account of his weakened condition in withstanding the long siege of sickness during his first attack, his system was not able to stand the second attack and he passed away last Thursday evening. During his long illness he was tenderly cared for and received every possible attention.
The funeral, under the auspices of the E.T. Wood post of the G.A.R., was held at the home of Mrs. Johnson, two and a half miles west of the village at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.G. Wirth, of the local Baptist church, made an excellent address appropriate to the life and death of a soldier of the Civil war.
Mr. Pemberton had an enviable record as a soldier. He was born in Oneida, New York, on Jan. 4th, 1829, and at the time of his death was 78 years, 3 months and 28 days old. He was a member of the early civilized tribe of Seneca Indians. He acquired a good common school education and at the breaking out of the great Rebellion he enlisted May 28th, 1861, in company E of the 25th Ohio infantry, serving in that organization until discharged April 1, 1864. March 20th, 1865, he again enlisted in company E of the 9th regiment of New Jersey veteran volunteers and was finally discharged on March 19th, 1866 at the close of the war. Thus he served his country for four years in a valiant manner. His service in the 25th Ohio was particularly meritorious. Space would not permit to speak of the gallant conduct of his command at the second battle of Bull Run, August 1862, and at Chancelorville, May 2nd, 1863. At Gettysburg a shell plowed its way down along the hip and thigh while he was lying under fire and yet with this harsh reminder of what he might expect he did not take a discharge until his three years' service expired.
He had acquired sufficient property to provide himself a home and give himself a burial home of which his record is well worthy. Interment was made in his own lot in the local cemetery beside the remains of his wife who died some twenty years ago.
Deceased leaves two sons in Wisconsin, and leaves, it is understood most of his effects to his two grandchildren, sons of Laton Johnson.
The members of the G.A.R. turned out in goodly numbers and followed their departed comrade to the grave over which a flag will be raised each recurring Memorial day.
Mr. Pemberton came to Todd county about twenty-five years ago and has since made his home a few miles west of town. He was highly respected in the community where he was known so well .
Frederika Niese Pemberton (1830 - 1898)*
Almanza Pemberton Baker (1857 - 1889)*
Joseph Oscar Pemberton (1860 - 1940)*
Alexander V Pemberton (1865 - 1948)*
Fredrica Pemberton Johnson (1871 - 1900)*
Created by: Caroline K Andler
Record added: May 18, 2013
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