|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1839|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1915|
PVT B 138TH PA INF DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1915 BURIED AT: SECTION G PA SITE 41 GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK 97 TANEY TOWN ROAD GETTYSBURG, PA 17325 (717) 334-1124.
Son of George & Harriet Epley.
The son of George & Harriet (Wentz) Epley, in 1850 he lived with his family in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. In 1860, he and sister Sarah lived with and/or worked for farmer Frederick Peiffer in Freedom Township, Adams County. He stood 5' 6" tall with dark hair and gray eyes and never married.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Gettysburg August 7, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 16 as a private with Co. B, 138th Pennsylvania Infantry. During the final months of his service, he was detached to the brigade as a teamster, and honorably discharged with his company June 23, 1865.
A milkman found him dead in his bed. Witnesses testified to hearing his complaints of chest pain the night before, so his obituary surmised it was a heart attack even though his death certificate officially list no known reason for his death.
George Epley (1810 - 1886)
Peter Epley (1833 - 1905)*
John Epley (1837 - 1928)*
William Henry Epley (1839 - 1915)
Louise E Epley (1851 - 1877)*
Martha Jane Epley Hoke (1853 - 1923)*
WILLIAM H. EPLEY.
CO. B. 138. REGT.
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Plot: Pennsylvania Plot, Section G, Site #58
Created by: a mommy mouse
Record added: Apr 18, 2007
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