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215th Pennsylvania Infantry      
Company A
Edward Robinson Willis - Private   
Enlistment Aug. 12, 1861 in Company A, 'Wetherill Blues', 31st Regiment Penna. Volunteers, Col. D. H. Williams commanding. The regiment went to Washington DC. to protect the city and for training. Early in the war, it was re-designated the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. The regiment was present at numerous battles including: Fair Oaks, Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Seven Pines, Antietam, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, etc. Edward re-enlisted in December 30, 1863. During the most of the War his duties, when not an infantryman (which I believe was infrequent) probably due to his older age, were with the quartermaster's wagons or as an orderly for Gen. Alexander Shaler's horse (Brig. Commander). Upon the capture of General Shaler, Edward was with the provost guard. During the winter of 1864 the regiment was in Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, guarding rebel prisoners. In late 1864 the regiment was part of the veteran IV Corps and as such was involved in opposing Confederate General Early from Washington and served under Gen. Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He was wounded, but not severely, at Antietam and had a horse shot from under him at Petersburg. For the entire of the war he faithfully send letters to his oldest daughter, Mary - these letters are in possession of Jay H Willis as are two of his canteens, his folding spoon and fork, as well as two tintypes one from 1861 and one from1863. Edward was discharged with his Regiment on July 13, 1865 at Hall's Hill, Va. Edward returned from the War suffering from chronic diarrhea from which he never recovered and subsequently died on Sept.18, 1865 in Media PA. He was not quite 49 years old.
Contact Name:  Jay Willis
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Date Added:  1/25/2011
Company B
David Brunson - Private   
My great great grandfather, born 1835 in Allegheny City, PA. Drafted 7-11-1863, discharged 7-13-1865, served as cook for brigade band. Died December 18, 1873.
Contact Name:  John Michael Dooley
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Date Added:  12/31/2011
Company E
Amos Devor - Private   
Served from November 14, 1864 until July 5, 1865. Served during the Siege of Petersburg 12/64 - 04/65, Sailor's Creek 04/06/65, and was at Appomattox Court House 04/09/65 at Lee's surrender.
Contact Name:  Richard Minnich
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Date Added:  3/16/2006
Company F
Joseph A Hiltner - Private   
Served with his brother William.
Contact Name:  John Born
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Date Added:  10/19/2007
Company F
William Hiltner - Private   
Served with his brother Joseph A.
Contact Name:  John Born
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Date Added:  10/19/2007
Company G
samuel siple - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  david Neil
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Date Added:  6/25/2010
Company I
Martin Henry Johnson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Judy Rockwell
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Date Added:  12/27/2009
Company K
Dexter P Davis - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 26 August 1863.
Drafted into Company K, 82nd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 26 Aug 1863.
Killed Company K, 82nd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 1 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  11/29/2009
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