Civil War Union Soldier. He was mustered in as a recruit Private in Battery B, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery on September 19, 1864. He served through the last year of the combat in the Virginia Theatre, and was honorably mustered out on June 16, 1865.
Matthias was married twice - first to Margaret Beam, then to Clara Hendershot.
Contributed by Donna (#46910450)
Clara C Hendershot Lance
"BATTY. B N.J. L.A."
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