Sobescus Cromleigh was born in Cumberland County but by 1870 resided in Chester County. In 1860, he was a tinsmith by trade and stood 5' 8" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Harrisburg May 8, 1861, with Co. H, 7th Pa Reserves (36th Pa Inf), at the rank of private. Reenlisted as a Veteran Volunteer in early 1864. Captured May 5, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness and incarcerated at Andersonville. Paroled at Northeast Ferry on February 26, 1865, and returned to active duty by June 6, 1865, with his name spelled "Sophides Cromly." On May 31, 1864, during his imprisonment, he was transferred to Co. H, 190th Pa Inf to complete his enlistment, that because the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps ceased to exist. Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers says he died in Andersonville on October 4, 1864, but that could only refer to Frederick Cromleigh, also of Co. H, 7th Pa Res, and who may have been a relative. According to his pension index, Sobescus died in Chester County June 5, 1929, although the pension index dates are often a few days awry. Information provided by Dennis Brandt.
Rebecca J Cromleigh (1846 - 1918)
Effie M Cromleigh (1870 - 1917)*
Roy S Cromleigh (1879 - 1905)*
Upper Octorara Church Cemetery
Created by: John McCullough
Record added: Dec 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32148555
"And while the stars their vigil keep,Across the silence of the sky,The nation's love for those who sleep,At Andersonville shall not die."|
Added: May. 29, 2017