Visit the Digital Pennsylvania State Archives to access Civil War Veterans' cards on file. If you're not sure if any of your forefathers participated, take a look! You might be surprised to find more than one of your forefathers rose to the call of duty in defense of the Union and continue to appreciate the records that remain on file today.
This example is one of my forefathers, Albert Strong, who enlisted on September 27, 1864 at Troy, Pennsylvania, and was mustered in as a Private that same day. He was discharged eight months later on June 9, 1865. He lived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was 5'7" tall with a dark complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair.
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