African American Civil War Veterans
Mercersburg Men in the Civil War
The following list was taken from
the book Old Mercersburg, originally published in 1912 by the Woman's
Club of Mercersburg. (Second Edition, Williamsport, PA, Grit Publishing Company,
1949, page 196) Additional notes by the Afrolumens staff appear in
italics. Many of these men are buried in Zion Union Cemetery, which is
undergoing renovation and preservation.
"Soldiers in Civil War from Mercersburg
- Aston, William
- Alexander, Thomas
- Barnes, Ramsey
- Barnes, Bill Hen
- Burgess, Joseph
- Burgess, William
- Burgess, H.
- Burgess, Edward
- Brown, Thomas
- Brown, Wm.
- Butler, Alexis
- Butler, Stephen
- Carson, Eli
- Carson, Arthur
- Caution, Samuel
- Cristy, Samuel [Notes: Family
name is spelled Christy.]
- Cristy, John
- Cristy, Joseph
- Cuff, George
- Cuff, Nathaniel
- Cuff, Thomas
- Cuff, David
- Cuff, Archibald
- Crunkleton, Wesley
[Notes: Wesley Krunkleton served in Company K of the 54th Massachusetts
Infantry, enrolling at age 24, mustering in and out as a private. In that
same company were three of Wesley's brothers. James Krunkleton reported
his age as 19 when he mustered in, but he would have been no older than 17 and
probably lied about his age to enlist. James died at 52 years of age on 23
June 1899 and is buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County.
William Krunkleton was 21 when he mustered in and Cyrus Krunkleton was 19
years old. All four men listed their occupation as farmer and their
hometown as Mercersburg. They were the sons of Wesley and Susan Crunkleton,
and the family appears in the 1850 census of Franklin County in Montgomery
Township. (NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Microfilm M-589, Roll 51;
"Pennsylvania Men in Massachusetts Colored Infantry Units," by Thomas L.
Doughton, at "Afroyankees," 1999,
http://www.geocities.com/afroyankees/Military/penn1.html, accessed October
20, 2005. The roles of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry included
46 men from Mercersburg. 1850 Census of Montgomery County, Franklin
County, Pennsylvania, page 44.)]
- Campbell, Solomon
- Darks, Dennis
- Davis, John
- Demas, Jacob
- Demas, George
- Good, John
- Harris, Benjamin
- Harrison, Isaac
- Hall, George
- Imes, Henry
- Johnson, Reuben
- Keith, Thomas
- Keith, Wm.
- Lane, George
- McCullough, Thomas
- Offit, Michael
- Offit, George
- Parker, James
- Ridout, James
- Slyder, Tom
- Stoner, Newton
- Stoner, Robert, Sr.
- Stoner, Robert
- Stoner, John
- Stoner, James
- Stoner, Nathaniel
- Teal, Jefferson
- Watson, Jacob
- Watson, Parker
- Watson, Hezekiah
- Watson, Wm.
- Watson, Henry
- Webster, Wm.
- Young, Wm.
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