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Pvt David Getz
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Birth: 1824
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1863
Beaver Springs
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

By trade, a shoemaker, like many of the Getz family. Born in the portion of Union County which would become Snyder County.

David was a member of Company F, 131st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. in the 2nd Bde, 3rd Div, V Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The V Corps was present at, but not engaged, during the Battle of Antietam.

At the time of the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, the V Corps was commanded by BG Daniel Butterfield, the 3rd Division by BG Andrew A. Humphreys and the 2nd Brigade by Col. Peter H. Allabach.

The V Corps, 3rd Division (Humphreys) assaulted Marye's Heights in mid-afternoon. The apex of the assault reached within 50 yards of the stone wall before being cut down. As the Federal breakthrough on the left, at Slaughter Pen, had been repulsed, and there was no longer any chance of breaking through at Marye's Heights, this amounted to a 'spoiling attack' to prevent a Confederate counter-attack.

According to his Company's Muster Roll, David was wounded in this attack on 13 Dec 1862 and was moved to Finley U.S. General Hospital in Washington, DC (located in the blocks immediately south of present-day Howard University Hospital). In his history of the 131st Penna. Vol.s (p. 132), Capt. Joseph R. Orwig records that Corp. David Getz [this is the only reference to Daniel holding this rank that I could find] was wounded severely in the leg. In the same volume he is later listed as Pvt. Daniel Getz.

From there, family tradition has it that two of his brothers, Isaac and Henry Getz (Henry was in the same Company and Regiment as David) took him home. He was absent as his regiment mustered out on 23 May 1863. He died, about nine months after his wounding, on 22 Sep 1863.

David's wife, Mary, applied for a widow's pension on 22 Oct 1863. David and Mary had ten children.

On May 27th, 2013, a new G.A.R. marker was placed on David Getz' grave, with ceremony, by the Brothers of the General J.P.S. Gobin Camp No. 503, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), Sunbury, PA, and David Getz' great-great-grandnephew, Jay Rarick, Senior Vice Commander of the Irish Brigade Camp No. 4, SUVCW, Fredericksburg, VA. 
Family links: 
  Henry Getz (1796 - ____)
  Eve Catherine Specht Getz (1795 - 1883)
  Mary Ann Lepley Getz (1830 - 1911)
  Ferdinand Getz (1845 - 1853)*
  Jacob Getz (1848 - 1855)*
  Catherine Getz Troupe (1850 - 1929)*
  Sarah E Getz Kanawel (1856 - 1938)*
  Charles H. Getz (1859 - 1945)*
  Mary Elizabeth Getz Rothrock (1860 - 1926)*
  David H. Getz (1864 - 1949)*
  Adam Getz (1819 - 1891)*
  David Getz (1824 - 1863)
  Margaret Getz Lantz (1827 - 1906)*
  Henry Getz (1831 - 1899)*
  John J. Getz (1832 - 1908)*
  Mary Ann Getz Riegel (1833 - 1878)*
  Joseph Getz (1842 - 1913)*
  Isaac Hamilton Getz (1842 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Co. F
Note: A G.A.R. marker (presumably for David) stands next to his wife's grave in the 'new' Adamsburg Cemetery.
Old Adamsburg Cemetery
Beaver Springs
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60039893
Pvt David Getz
Added by: Jay Rarick
Pvt David Getz
Added by: Jay Rarick
Pvt David Getz
Added by: Jay Rarick
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- Tiffany Stuck
 Added: May. 21, 2012
Civil War - Died of Wounds - Co. F, 131st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. in the 2nd Bde, 3rd Div, V Corps, Army of the Potomac
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Oct. 13, 2010

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