|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1862|
Aged 21 yrs. 1st Lt., Co., M 62 Pa. Infantry. Died of wounds received at Fredericksburg, 13 Dec. 1862.
Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard, Dec. 24, 1862:
"Lieut. Stephen C. Potts - So abundantly has our county contributed to the immense army now in the field that scarcely an engagement of any magnitude occurs without numbering among its killed and wounded some gallant son from our mountain district - some loved one from some happy home amongst us. The last battle furnished no exception to this melancholy observation, and whilst a number of our men were wounded, Lieut. Stephen C. Potts, son of George Potts, Esq.,
formerly of this place and recently of Altoona, was killed whilst manfully performing his duty at the head of his company upon the bloody field of Fredericksburg.
He was the First Lieutenant of Company M, Capt. Crozier, and 62d Regiment, Penn'a Volunteers, Col. Sweitzer, late of Col. Black's regiment. This company, it will be remembered, was formed in the summer of 1861, of volunteers from Altoona and this place, foremost among whom in zeal and patriotism was young Potts. He had served in the three months service, and, burning with the ardor and enthusiasm of youth, he desired again to serve his country. No hardships nor perils of the camp and field, no attractions and fasinations of home, strong enough they were, were suffcient to curb his desires or thwart his steadfast purpose. In all his relations he was correct and esteemed- of a kindly and amiable disposition- of generous impulses-and a gallant, fearless soldier, through scarcely twenty-one at the time of his death. By his many noble qualities he was endeared to a large circle of friends, and his young life was not laid down without the tears and regrets of many who respected him living for his virtues, and will mourn him dead as a hero.
His remains were brought to this place for interment, on last Sunday at two o'clock, and , preceded by Van Tries' Coronet Band and a military escort, and followed by a long procession of citizens, were buried in the Presbyterian
Cemetery. The day was bitter cold, but it did not prevent an unusually large number of our citizens from paying the last sad tribute of respect to the brave boy who so freely poured out his young heart's blood upon the ghastly field of Fredericksburg."
Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 14, 2006
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