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Col James Gettys Elder

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Col James Gettys Elder

Birth
Markes, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Dec 1882 (aged 60)
Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 41453692 View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil war as Colonel and commander of the 126th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was severely wounded at the December 13, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg.


He married Mary E. Brindle February 17, 1845, and fathered Margaret C. (b. @1846), John W. (b. @1848), E. G. (b. @1850), C. B. (b. @1852), James E. (b. @1856), Fannie J. (b. @1858), Bruce M. (b. @1861), William D. (b. @1863), and Grace (b. @1867). In 1860, he was a merchant living in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

A Civil War veteran, he first enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg April 20, 1861, as captain of Co. C, 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company July 26, 1861. He then enlisted in Harrisburg August 9, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Washington DC, August 15 as colonel of the 126th Pennsylvania Infantry. His military career ended with a severe hip wound at the battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862, after which he was hospitalized and then received a sixty-day furlough to date March 30, 1863. Nonetheless, he honorably discharged with his company May 20, 1863.


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  • Maintained by: Mike Hahn
  • Originally Created by: pat callahan
  • Added: 1 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41453692
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/41453692/james-gettys-elder : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Gettys Elder (13 Feb 1822–16 Dec 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41453692, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mike Hahn (contributor 46770538) .