Monday, October 29, 2012

John Toner Lucas, Pennsylvania.

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John Toner lucas.

Born:  September 9, 1842
Died: February 12, 1922.

John Toner Lucas, enlisted in the 45th., Pennsylvania infantry, Co. D., September 25, 1861; in hospital August, 1862, to October; wounded May 6, 1864; sent to hospital; returned to duty June 1, 1864; discharged at expiration of tem of service October 20, 1864; residence, Moshannon, Center county, Pennsylvania.

During his boyhood and youth John T. Lucas attended the local schools and assisted his father in his work, remaining with him until September, 1861, when he enlisted in Company D, 45th P. V. I., under Capt. Curtin, for three years' service. He participated in many important battles and skirmishes, including those of Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson (Miss.), Blue Springs, the siege of Knoxville, and the battle of the Wilderness, where he was wounded in the right shoulder, May 6, 1864, but remained with his company, though for two months he was unable for active service. On the expiration of his term of service he was honorably discharged and returned home.

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