SAMUEL A. KINDIG was born on August 5, 1829 in Cumberland County, Pa. He was a carpenter by trade and at the age of
36 signed on for 6 months duty in the Union Army. He was mustered at Camp
Curtin in Harrisburg on March 15, 1865 and was assigned
to the New Company G, 74th Pa. Regiment Infantry. The 6-month stint for the regiment was in Western Virginia, mainly to guard railways and
supplies. While at Green Spring, he
suffered injuries during a skirmish with Confederate raiders. Because of the poor conditions, he contracted
severe dysentery and rheumatism while recovering. He remained active for the entire 6 months
service, was given rank as Corporal and was mustered
out on August 29, 1865 in Clarksburg,
W.V. The regiment marched to Pittsburgh, Pa.
and was disbanded soon after. He
returned home to Raubensteins Store, Manhiem Township,
Pa. and later enrolled in the
G.A.R. Post 99 Hanover, Pa. He
participated in several G.A.R encampments, including Gettysburg, with the 74th Pa.
Regiment Infantry. Because of his
injuries, he was declared disabled and received a military disability pension
until his death on August 11, 1905.
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