Also reported as being born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, he was son of Jacob & Sabina Catherine (Mower) Spangler. In 1860, he was a laborer (later a book dealer) living in Newton Township, Cumberland County, and stood 5' 10" tall with light hair and blue eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Newville, Cumberland County, August 6, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 12 as a private with Co. E, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was shot in the leg and neck at the battle of Antietam September 17, 1862, and initially reported as killed in action, a "fact" that remained in his military records until a comrade discovered its existence in 1904. He was very much alive when he was hospitalized for pneumonia December 28, 1862, in Harrisburg and transferred to a Washington DC hospital February 28, 1863. He returned to duty March 18, 1863, but treated for diarrhea and intermittent fever in April until honorably discharged with his company May 21, 1863. He also enlisted in Oakville, Cumberland County, August 30, 1864, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg September 3 as a sergeant with Co. F, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company May 31, 1865. He is on the 207th roster as "Creider."
He married Sarah Catherine "Sallie" Spangler December 24, 1870, and fathered Horace (b. 01/06/72), Charles Edward (b. 03/27/73), Flora I. (b. 01/20/75), David W. (b. 06/04/78), and Sadie C. (09/10/80). On September 17, 1910, he entered the Soldiers' Home in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and discharged December 29, 1912. At his death, he lived on Hartley Street in York Borough, York County.
Sarah Catherine Spangler Crider
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