|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1839|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1869|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN. SERVED WITH CO G 130TH PA INFANTRY AUG 1862 TO MAY 1863
The son of Dr. Matthew Brady & Amanda (Dugal) Rodgers, in 1860 he was a music teacher living in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 9" tall and had light hair and blue eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Carlisle July 25, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 6 as a corporal with Co. G, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. On September 20, 1862, due to illness, he was detached as an assistant to the regimental surgeon but on October 30 was hospitalized at Bolivar Heights, (West) Virginia, suffering from dysentery and did not rejoin the regiment until April 25, 1863. He honorably discharged with his company May 23, 1862.
He married Margaret McAlister August 14, 1862, in Harrisburg while awaiting orders to the regiment to move to the front. The hasty marriage was more necessary that romantic because Margaret was pregnant with Charles A. (b. 02/25/63 - Margaret reported 1864 in a pension statement). They later had Amos (b. 11/25/65). Alexander became a dentist, but his health deteriorated. Described as having "entered the service a sound, healthy and hearty man," he returned home a shell of a man due to the dysentery that left him only at death.
130th PA. Inf.
Carlisle Springs Cemetery
Created by: pat callahan (inactive)
Record added: Nov 06, 2009
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