Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Albert Strong was a Private in the Third Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Co. E, 152nd Regiment from Sept. 27, 1864 to June 9, 1865.
He was born April 22, 1819 and married Mary C. Newell. He is buried in New Era Cemetery, Terry Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
This record from the Civil War Muster Rolls at the Pennsylvania Archives is in poor condition but Albert's name can be clearly read. He enlisted at Troy, on Sept. 27th, at the age of 44. Troy is about 30 miles northwest of Terry, where his family lived in the late 1800s.
Albert Strong is also named in History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature, Vol. 4, p. 724. Information about his unit and their role in the war. Albert was in Company E of the 152nd Third Artillery, which "served in the army of the James during the campaign before Petersburg, and were posted on the Bermuda Front. Battery E, with others, under the command of Samuel Hazard, was assigned to Fort Converse, covering the pontoon bridge across the Appomattox, the extreme left of the Army of James, and the right of the Army of the Potomac. Details were constantly furnished for fatigue duty upon the fortifications, and for duty in other arms of service. Upon the downfall of the rebel power, these companies returned to duty at Fortress Monroe, Jefferson Davis being for a time in durance there, and under guard of detachments from this regiment". Read on:
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; by Samuel P. Bates, 1870.