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Birth: Apr. 27, 1838
Cherry Valley
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1919
Allegany County
New York, USA

Civil War Soldier
Corp. James Alfred Mead
136th New York Infantry

Adjutant General:
Mead, James A.--Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 21, 1862, at Bolivar, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, September 26, 1862; wounded in action, July 20, 1864, at Peach Tree Creek, Ga.; promoted corporal, May 27, 1865; mustered out with company, June 13, near Washington, D.C.
James was hurt in the left thigh.
He also suffered with chronic rheumatism.
He belonged to the H.C. Gardner G.A.R. Post# 247 of Bolivar, NY.
Occupation: farmer and wagonmaker
Married: Audra Lucretia Spencer
Bolivar Free Library
Bolivar, New York
Bol. Breeze
Sept. 11, 1919


J.A. Mead Great Record as a Soldier, Taking Part in Many Engagements.

James Alfred Mead, a retired farmer and veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Olean street in Bolivar Friday morning, Sept. 5, after several months illness. Cerebral hemorrhage caused his death. He was aged 81 years. He had been tenderly cared for during his late illness by his niece, Mrs. Emma Dodge.
Mr. Mead was born at Cherry Valley, N.Y., April 27, 1838. He was a son of John and Eve Scism Mead.
He came to Bolivar when very young, and had resided here ever since, being engaged in farming and at his trade of wagonmaker. He was united in marriage August 5, 1866, to Audra Lucretia Spencer of Little Genesee, N.Y., who died about 21 years ago.
On August 21, 1862, he enlisted for three years as a private in Co. A, 136th regiment, New York Volunteer infantry, Army of the Potomac. He was mustered into the service at Portage, N.Y., Sept. 26. He was later transferred to the third brigade, third division, 20th corps, Army Cumberland.
Among the various engagements and battles that he participated in were the following: Fairfax Station, Fredericksburg, Falmouth Hill, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Peachtree Creek, Ga., (wounded in action) siege at Atlanta, and Sherman's march to the sea. He was promoted to corporal on May 27, 1865.
Mr. Mead was honorably discharged near Washington, D.C., June 13, 1865 at the close of the war. He was a pensioner and a member of H.C. Gardner Post No. 247, G.A.R., of Bolivar.
Mr. Mead is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lucy Councilman of West Clarksville; and one brother, Samuel Mead of the Soldiers' Home, Bath, N.Y.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the house, the Rev. J.B. Harry of Bolivar and the Rev. Miller of Port Allegany, Pa., conducting the services. The pallbearers were: J.A. Swartout, Irving Swartout, Harry L. Wilber and F.M. Strayer. The interment was made in the family lot in the Bolivar cemetery.
Thank you to Rose Feenaughty for the obituary.

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  Audra L Spencer Mead (1846 - 1897)
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Created by: L. Moore
Record added: Jan 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84141244
Corp James Alfred Mead
Added by: L. Moore
Corp James Alfred Mead
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- L. Moore
 Added: May. 10, 2013
As the Historian for the 136th. New York Vols. Descendants Group, I would like to honor a fallen soldier. John Du Bois
- John Du Bois
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012

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