VANCE, George W. - Private, Co. B. Son of Catherine Vance. Father deserted family when George was one year old. Enrolled 8 Nov 61 at Mansfield, Tioga Co., PA at age 18, a Miner from Blossburg, Tioga Co., PA. Mustered in 12 Nov 61. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 64 at Plymouth, NC. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Francis Shaw's diary states that he took the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy 5 Nov 64 while at Florence Stockade. Died on or about 28 Feb 1865 after leaving Florence on the train enroute for parole.

VANDIVORT, Cyrus - Private, Co. H. Born in Butler Co., PA, son of John & Hetty (Graham) Vandivort. Enrolled 21 Oct 61 at age 21, a Blacksmith from Cranberry Twp, Butler Co., PA. Mustered in 29 Oct 61. Transported 7 July 62 to NY City from Harrison’s Landing, VA on the Daniel Webster. Died 7 Sept 1862 due to Typhoid Fever in Bedloes Island Hospital, New York. Originally buried 8 Sept 62 in Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York, New York. Re-buried in Plains United Presbyterian Cemetery, Cranberry Twp, Butler Co., PA.

VAN KIRK, Alexander - Private, Co. C. (Possibly a brother of David) Married 17 July 1856 to Elizabeth Knowles. Enrolled 2 Nov 61 at age 26 at Wampum, PA, a Laborer from Big Beaver Twp, Lawrence Co., PA. Mustered in 20 Nov 61. Died 10 Aug 1862 of Typhoid Fever onboard the Kennebec enroute from Harrison's Landing to Fortress Monroe, VA on the James River. Buried at Hampton National Cemetery, VA. Section F, Grave # 4913. Elizabeth lived in Petersburg, Mahoning Co., OH after Alexander's death.

VAN KIRK, David - Private, Co. C. Born 19 June 1845 in Darlington, Beaver Co., PA, the son of James & Catherine (Musser) Van Kirk. Enrolled & mustered in 30 Jan 64 at New Brighton, Beaver Co., PA, at age 19, a Laborer from Darlington, Beaver Co., PA. Married 3 Feb 64 Nancy "Jane" Van Kirk, daughter of William & Barbara A. (Musser) Van Kirk, at South Beaver Twp., Beaver Co., PA. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Arrived at Florence 2 Oct 64. Escaped 2 Feb 65 from the Florence Stockade. Arrived within the Union lines on 21 April 65. Absent on furlough when Co. C mustered out due to Chronic Diarrhea. Charter Member Dan Leasure Post # 402, GAR, Darlington, PA. Died 23 April 1914 of Chronic Diarrhea and is buried at Wilson Cemetery, Darlington, Beaver Co., PA. GAR # 861. Photo | Photo & Family | Jarrod Van Kirk

VANTINE, Abraham David - Private, Detachment. Born 18 July 1830 in Allegheny Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA; son of Hezekiah & Anna Mary (Philips) Vantine. Drafted into the 101st PA. Mustered in 14 July 63. Discharged 3 May 65. Also served in Co. B, 142nd PA Infantry. Died 16 Aug 1893 at Swift, Otoe Co., NE. Buried in Brookland Cemetery, Allegheny Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA.

VAUGHAN, Ephraim - Musician, Fifer, Co. D. Born 13 May 1844 in Colerain Twp, Bedford Co., PA, the son of George & Agnes Vaughan. Enrolled 9 Oct 61 at age 18, a Shoe Maker from Colerain Twp, Bedford Co., PA. Mustered in 1 Nov 61. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 64 at Plymouth, NC. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Paroled 65. Absent at Camp Parole, Annapolis, MD for muster out at New Bern, NC. Married 12 Nov 1865 to Elizabeth Hand. Shoe Cutter. Died 7 Aug 1910 in Philadelphia, PA. Buried in the New Catholic of New Cathedral Cemetery.

VAUGHAN, John M. - Musician, Co. D. Born in Rainsburg, Bedford Co., PA. Enrolled 9 Oct 61 at age 18, a Shoe Maker from Bedford Co., PA. Mustered in 1 Nov 61. Discharged 28 June 62 on Surgeon's Certificate at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC. Married 18 Sept 1864 to Johanna, who was previously married to John Welsh who had died. Died 3 Aug 1879 due to inflammation of the brain. Buried in Philanthrope Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

VEATCH, John Henry - Private, Detachment. Born 11 Nov 1839 in Washington Co., PA, son of William David & Elizabeth (Jackman) Veatch. Enrolled as a Substitute at age 25. Mustered in 2 March 65 at Pittsburgh, PA. Married 9 Feb 1865 to Mary Louisa Melchi. Discharged 3 May 65. Also served in Co. G, 1st WV Light Artillery. Died 12 July 1918 in California, Washington Co., PA.

VEATCH, Samuel - Private, Co. D. Enrolled 10 Nov 61 at age 26, a Teacher from Bedford Co., PA. Mustered in 6 Dec 61. Died 1 Aug 1862 in the Hammond General Hospital, Point Lookout, MD.

VEON, Henry - Private, Co. E. Born 1843 in Beaver Co., PA, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Veon of Chippewa Twp, Beaver Co., PA. Enrolled 2 Dec 63 at New Brighton, Beaver Co., PA; a 20 year old Laborer from Beaver Co., PA. Mustered in 23 Dec 63. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA & Florence, SC. Arrived at the Florence Stockade 5 Oct 64. Paroled 10 Dec 64 at Charleston, SC. Mustered out 25 June 65. Died 1911 and is buried at Wilson Cemetery, Darlington, PA. GAR # 873.

VEON, Joseph - Private, Co. E. Born 16 June 1817. Married Isabella. Enrolled at age 45, a Farmer from Darlington Twp, Beaver Co., PA. Mustered in 5 Nov 61. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 64 at Plymouth, NC. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville, GA. Paroled 13 Dec 64 at Charleston, SC. Absent on furlough at muster out. Died 4 April 1898. Buried in Wilson Cemetery, Darlington, PA. GAR # 91.

VEON, Robert - Private, Co. E. Born 1846 in Beaver Co., PA, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Veon of Chippewa Twp, Beaver Co., PA. Enrolled 23 Dec 63 at New Brighton, Beaver Co., PA; a 17 year old Laborer from New Brighton, PA. Mustered in 26 Dec 63. Captured 20 April 64 at Plymouth, NC. Held captive at Andersonville GA & Florence, SC. Sustained injuries to his back and breast from being beaten by a guard at Florence. He was accused by the guard of entering one line for and collecting rations, then entering a second line for rations as well. When Robert denied it, the guard beat him and was "badly used up." Paroled 11 Dec 64 at Charleston, SC. Mustered out 25 June 65 at New Bern, NC. Member of Beaver Valley Post, No. 164, GAR, Beaver Falls, PA. Died April 1887 in Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA (Also have death date of 4 March 1905), and is buried in Grandview Cemetery, North Beaver Falls, PA. Section E, Lot 34. GAR # 56. Joe Veon

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