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William Daniel Anthony
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1840
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1927
Myerstown
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Myerstown, Dec. 6 (Special) - William Anthony, Myerstown's only remaining Civil War veteran, died on Monday afternoon at his West Main Avenue home, at the age of 87 years. Mr. Anthony was taken ill last Wednesday night with an attack of indigestion, and during Sunday night a stroke of paralysis hastened the end. Until recently he was a remarkably well-preserved man considering his years. He was the last of a family of eight and is survived by his widow. He had an enviable military record, enlisting when 21 years of age, on May 10, 1861, from Lebanon County, for three years, or for the duration of the war. Mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg, he was assigned to Company I, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Infantry, under the command of Captains Jerome Myers and J. Holmes and Col. E. B. Harvey. This regiment became part of the Third Army of the Potomac. Comrade Anthony shared the fortunes of the regiment in the following engagements: Dranesville, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mills, Newmarket Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Gettysburg. He was discharged on Dec. 1, 1863, at Washington, D. C., on account of re-enlistment as a veteran in Company K, 190th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, to serve three years, or during the duration of the war, as a corporal, under Col. W. R. Hartshorn. At the battle of the Wilderness, May 4, 1864, Mr. Anthony was captured by the Confederates and he spent 300 days in various prisons, among them Andersonville, Florence and Libby, where almost indescribable privations were endured. When released he rejoined his regiment and was honorably discharged July 3, 1865, at Harrisburg, at the close of the war. There are three other Civil War veterans residing in this immediate vicinity, David Donaberger, David Steinmetz and Lucien Miller, but Mr. Anthony was the last one residing within the borough limits. After the close of the war, Mr. Anthony left for the West and spent 30 years in the Middle Western States. He returned to Myerstown 27 years ago and since then resided here, The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon. The arrangements are being made by Funeral Director Isaac N. Bahney. [Reading Eagle, December 6, 1927, Page 2] 
 
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  Sarah A Phillips Anthony (1845 - 1934)
 
Note: Child of Daniel Anthony & Margareth Spatz
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Myerstown
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35875660
William Daniel Anthony
Added by: Bruce Speck
 
William Daniel Anthony
Added by: Bruce Speck
 
 
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