|Birth: ||Jun. 28, 1849|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1912|
The son of Lewis & Sarah (Guitner) Bobb, in 1850 he lived with his family in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. By 1860, the family had moved to Selinsgrove, Snyder County, where Albert worked as a boatman. He stood 5' 4" tall and had brown hair and blue eyes, but a year later apparently had grown 1 1/2".
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg February 26, 1864, as a private with Co. I, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry. He claimed to be seventeen years of age, which means that his father had given signed permission for the enlistment to have occurred. Albert, of course, was only fourteen years old but survived the war to honorably discharge with his company July 15, 1865. He then enlisted in Harrisburg with the regular army September 24, 1865, assigned as a private to Co K, 19th U.S. Infantry, but deserted October 8, 1865, even before leaving Harrisburg. Oddly, he included this aborted service and illegal exit from it in his pension.
He died in Williamsport Hospital from "bilateral lobar pneumonia" complicated by "hypostatic congestion."
(Thanks Dennis Brandt)
Co I 49th Regt PVI, Civil War
Plot: C 357 East
Created by: Miranda
Record added: Mar 13, 2012
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