From the diary of George Washington Schriver, Company I, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry. This was just after the debacle at the 2nd battle of Winchester, and the boys were on their own, reaching Bloody Run (modern-day Everett), Bedford County, Pennsylvania, where the few that made it finally formed a cohesive group.
July 4th – Left Bloody Run [and] marched to Licking Creek 22 miles. Left Licking Creek [on the] 5th [and] marched to Louden 14 miles. Left for Mursersburg to suport our cavalry who had struck Lee’s retreating troops and wagons. We got 648 prisoners, one piece of artillery and 150 wagons loaded with everything from baby shoes to bolts of cloth. We coreled the prisoners in the academy at Mercersburg. My comrade Felty and me got 3 lbs [of] butter and a bottle of Rhine wine out of one of the buggers.
Speaking of the Flemming boys:
1) Flemming, George Washington "Squaw", Pvt Co I, mustered Sep 12, 1861; considered a master forager; discharged Oct 13, 1864; a laborer and farmer from Oxford Township, Adams County; 5' 9", black hair, dark eyes; born Mar 10, 1834 (Sep 1836 also reported), the son of Robert & Catherine Filler Fleming and brother of Henry C. Flemming; other siblings: Charles and Ellen (married George W. Schriver); married Mary Amelia Melhorn April 6, 1865, in Hanover, York County; children: Thaddeus Stevens, Kate Ann (married George Pogue), Mary Ann (married Emory Weikert), Carrie Ann (married Frederick Koppes), Nancy Ann (married William Thomas), Annie Ann, and William F.; died Nov 7, 1906; buried in National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania
2) Flemming, Henry Cornelius, Pvt Co I; mustered Sep 12, 1861; wounded at Monocacy and sent to Danville Prison, paroled February 22, 1865, at Aikens Landing, Virginia; died of disease Mar 13, 1865; previously served with the 16th Pa Inf; a laborer and farmer from Oxford Township, Adams County; born Jul 24, 1837, the brother of George Fleming; buried in New Oxford Reformed Cemetery (abandoned), New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania
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