James Martin Yeager.

An brief history of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside families, and their collateral kindred of Pennsylvania online

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married Marguerite Dunlap.
Jennie G.

Jonathan, born June 1st, 1817
Simon, born Nov. 20th, 1818
Daniel, born Oct. 29th, 1820
Joseph, born June 26th, 1822
Benjamin, bcrn Aug. 22, 1824
George, born Aug. 17th, 1826
Susanna, born Mar. 26th, 1828
JEFEMIAH M., born Mar. 26th,
1832




Mrs. Sue R. (Yeager) Ort

(Mrs. Rev. M. Ort)
Great-great-grand-daughter of Andrew Yeager, the Revolutionary Soldier

John Henry, died in Hospital,
Alexandria, Va.

Sue R., married Rev. Melanc-
thon Or 1 ..

Anna Mary, married H. Phillips.

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JONATHAN YEAGER

married
Catharine Snyder



HISTORY OF THE Y EAGER FAMIL Y




John Henry Yeager

of Yeagertown, of Co. <). First Regiment, P. V. Bugler.

Died in hospital at Alexandria, Va., Juno. 1863.

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SIMON YEAGER

married
Elizabeth Sager



( Mary Marion
J Willis
\ Martin Luther

I Elizabeth



MARY MARION YEAGER, I Mary Elizabeth, born Feb. 5,
born May 28, 1854, in Yea- J 1877
gertown, Pa. ; married May j
23, 1872, Samuel Dell. ( Grace Irene, bcrn Nov. 11, 1878



Charles
ELIZABETH YEAGER J Dell

married McClellan Orth \ Letitia
Ruth



r Mabel Merrill, born Jan. 31, 1881
Mary Edith, born June 10, 1884
Beulah Marion, born Oct. 31,
1886
WILLIS YEAGER, born May I Eva Cat harine, born Dec. 23,
1 1887
] William McCleary, born Mar. 9,

1890
| Simon Harold, born Aug. 13,

1893
i Eugene McClelland, born Feb. 6,
I 1896



17. 1856.
Married Sept. 3, 1879.
Letitia C. Orth, born Dec.

15, 1859.



MARTIN LUTHER YEAGER
Born Apr. 29, 1857; mar- i
ried to Emma Jane Mitch '
ell, born Oct. 24, 1862.



r Mabel May, born June 16, 1883

I Charles Porter, bcrn May 14,

1886

William Oscar, born Aug. 1,
1888; died Oct. 21, 1889

Stella Jane, born Jan. 25, 1891
I Walter Luther, born Jan. IS,
t 1895.



r Susanna, married Sam'l i Thos. E
DANIEL YEAGER, married I p. McKillips, Nov. 17, 1870 ) Jesse
Amelia Elizabeth Huffnagle j
(born Nov. 17, 18241 March ) Annie E., born Dec. 16, 1847,



(I

14, 1844.



Public School teacher for
many years in Mifflin county.



JOSEPH YEAGER, born June 26, 1822; married Miss Eleanor
Swartz, of Lewistown, Pa.



BENJAMIN YEAGER, born August 22, 1824.
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William Jacob Yeage



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JOHN GEORGE YEAGER
married

Sophia Stroup



Oscar

James, died young



OSCAR YEAGER, born Aug-
ust 11, 1853; married June
9, 1876, Ida Frances Bright,
born Sept. 13, 1858.



f George Henry, born Mar. 8, 1S77,
died Jan. 4, 1880.

Frank Bright, born Oct. 19, 187S

J James Oscar, born Jan. 16, 1881

I Frances Franciscus, born Oct.
4, 1883.

I Frederick Saylor, born Nov. 14,
I 1885.



SUSANNA YEAGER
died Oct. 11, 1878
married

Win. Paul



C Susanna, died Oct. 11, 1878
j Mary Ellen, died May 11, 1893

Kate Bridge

Chatman Yeager
\ Adaline Strayer
I Anna Sophia
I William Jacob
| Laura, married ( Albert

t Maurice Prettyleaf ) Francis



JEREMIAH M. YEAGER
married Mary Jane Creighton

afterwards
Anna Mann Brisbin



( William Jacob, born Nov. 7, 1855
JAMES MARTIN, born Nov. 2,
1857.
. Jesse Orin, born May 11, 1864
I, Bertha Mann, born Aug. 7, 1879



WILLIAM JACOB YEAGER

married
Almira Spanogle

May 20, 1880



Andrew J.
Mary Edith
William J., Jr.



JAMES M. YEAGER

married
Emma McElroy

Rhinebeck, N. Y.



James Creighton, born Jan. 1,

1888.

Marion, born Oct. 1, 1891.



JESSE ORIN YEAGER married Josephine L. Case of Colorado,
June 21, 1892.

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Jesse Orin Yeager



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BERTHA MANN YEAGER -
married \



Chas. Alexander Rice
January 8, 1903

ANDREW J. YEAGER, mar-
ried Annette Holahan of
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 26,

1908.



J Clifford, born October 21, 1903



Julia Ann, born May 10, 1912









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Miss Bertha Mann Yeager

(Mrs. Charles A. Rice)
Daughter of J. M. Y eager and Anna Mann Yeager



Josiah Y eager, son of Christopher, son of John, son of
Andrew, of Berrysburg, Penna., (great-grandson of Andrew
Yeager, the Revolutionary soldier), was born on a farm in
Dauphin county, July n, 1830, and married Louisa Enter-
line, Sept. 2nd, 185 1, a descendant of Rev. Michael Enter-
line.

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For some years prior to his death, which occurred Jan-
uary 18, 1890, he was engaged in the lumber business. He
was a man of the highest character.




Frank N. Yeager, M. D.



The fruits of their marriage were six children, four boys
living and two daughters dead.

Charles Henry Y eager was horn Jan. 2, 1854. 1 Te was
educated in the public schools (if Berrysburg, learned the
trade 1 { tanning, which business he carried on for a number
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of years in Uniontown, Dauphin County, Pa. He married
Anna Meckley of Fisherville, Dauphin County. They have
one child, a daughter.

Edwin Lewis Yeager was born March 16, 1855. He




Rev. William E. Yeager



was educated at Berrysburg Seminary, read medicin;
young and graduated at the age of 22 from Jefferson Med-
ical College, Philadelphia. After leaving college, he receiv-
ed the appointment of resident physician of the City Hos-

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pital, Harrisburg. He eventually located in Nuremburg,
Schuylkill County. He married Rosa Mummy of same
place. They have two boys and three girls living.

Frank Neivton Yeager was born July 17th, 1857. lie
was educated at the Berrysburg Seminary lie was engaged
in the lumber business with his father for four years. He
then took up the study of medicine and graduated from the
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in t888. After
receiving his diploma, he located in Philadelphia where he
is practicing at the present time. He was married to Mary
A. Eckels of Carlisle, Pa.. June 16, 1892. They have one
child, a boy.

William Enterline Yeager was born Aug. 3, 1864. He
graduated from the following" schools : Berrysburg Sem-
inary, 188] ; Dickinson College, Carlisle, in [887, and Drew
Theological Seminar)- in [891. He entered the Philadelphia
Conference M. E. Church in the Spring of [891, married
Miss Anna Baer of Lancaster, Pa., and was recent!)- ap-
pointed pastor of Christ Church, Philadelphia.

( Charles B., Omaha, Neb.

I Laura R.— married T. 0. Con-

JACOB YEAGER, of Iowa, aut ot Daven port, Iowa,

sen of John, son of John, Edward R Guthrie Centre,

son of Andrew; born Sept. ! iowa

18, 1837; married Eiizab; tn \ wmiam MexicQ

KcPPenheffer March J, . Cor& M

I Lillian P.

t Joseph F., deceased

Jacob Yeager, of Iowa, left Pennsylvania in April i860.
Served in the [6th Iowa Regt. in the Civil War. He wrote
to Eastern friends whom he visited in the summer of [909,
after an absence of fifty years, in February, [910: "Am just
back from a trip to New Mexico to visit my son. William."
lie is a great-grandson of Andrew of Dauphin county.
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Charles Bates Passes Away

Deceased spent the greater portion of his life, covering
a period of over four-score years, in Millersburg, Pa., and
vicinity. He was married to Sarah Yeager, who died Octo-
ber 27, i8q8, and to this union were born ten children, but
three only of whom survive: Mrs. Sophia Hawley, Mrs.
Curtis Sprowles and Miss Hannah Bates. Those who pre-
ceded him in death were Mrs. Catherine McClain, Mrs. De-
lilah Zimmerman, Mrs. Mary Allison. Sarah, John, Leah and
Clara.

Since the death of his aged companion, he resided most
of his time with his daughter, Mrs. Hawley, on North Street,
where he died on Monday morning after an illness of sev-
eral weeks. He was a member of the United Evangelical
church for many years, and died as he had lived, in the true
Christian faith. His funeral took place on Wednesday after-
noon, and was attended by many neighbors and relatives.
Rev. J. G. Roughter, his pastor, had charge of the funeral
services. He was assisted by Rev. Jay Dickerson of the
Methodist church. The services were held in the United
Evangelical church.

An "interesting incident in the married life of this aged
couple, who are sleeping side by side in Oak Hill Cemetery,
is still fresh in the memory of many of our readers. A few
years before the death of Mrs. Rates they celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary in the presence of a number
of old friends. The bridal couple were dressed on this occa-
sion in the same wedding apparel worn by them at their mar-
riage fifty years ago.

Among the relatives in attendance at the funeral from
a distance were Anthony Rates, brother of the deceased ;
James Rates, J. Ren Nace, George Rates and wife, all of
Williamstown ; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ruffiington of Newport ;
Mrs. Isaiah Ruffington and son. Airs. A. M. Tschopp, Mrs.
Kate Ruffington and son, of Elizabethville ; Mrs. Harry
Nace, Miss Jane Nace, Halifax, and Mrs. Samuel Sweigard
of Lvkens. — Millersburg, Pa., Journal.



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The Pennsylvania German



We are rapidly approaching the day when the great and
loyal services, which the early German settler in Pennsyl-
vania rendered his adopted country, are beginning to be ap-
preciated. In his thrift, steadiness, and love of liberty, wc
discover the source of much that is great in the State, and a
large part of the greatness of the nation. We extol the
Pennsylvania German who was loyal to the English Crown,
in spite of his sufferings from 1755 to 1763, who was equally
loyal to his country in 177^). and who has been ever loyal to
it since then.

Hon. II. M. M. Richards.



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Military Record of the Pennsylvania Yeagers



French and Indian Wars, 1756-1763

Martin Yeager and his wife were killed by the Indians
in Lynn Township, Northumberand County, 1757.

John Yeager served in the Provincial Forces from
Forks Township, Northampton County, 1756.

Catherine Yeager, a child of eight years, was carried
away by the Indians in Northampton County in 1756.

War of the Revolution, 1775-1783

Col. Daniel (Hunter) Yeager, Berks County.
Captain Frederick Yeager, P>erks County.
George Yeager, Chester County.
George Yeager, Lebanon County.
John Yeager, Lancaster County.
Andrew Yeager, Lancaster County.
Christopher Yeager, Lancaster County.
Adam Yeager, Philadelphia County.
Matthew Yeager, Lancaster County.
Casper Yeager, Philadelphia County.
Leonard Yeager, Philadelphia County.
Henry Yeager, Berks County.
Philip Yeager, Philadelphia County.
Joseph Yeager Washington County.
Christian Yeager, Lancaster County.
George Yea<rer, Washington County.
Yalentine Yeager, Philadelphia County.

War of 1812

Jacob Yeager, Dauphin County.
Christopher Yeager, Dauphin County.
Peter Yeager, Chester County.
Joseph Yeager, Lebanon County.
Samuel Yeager, Capt. T. Hughes' Co.
Christian Yeager, Lebanon County
John Yeager, Lebanon Co.



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Peter Yeager, 2nd Capt. John Brown's Co.
John Yeager, Northern Liberty Guards.
Benjamin Yeager, Capt. James Perle's Co.
Joseph Yeager, 2nd Capt. Henry Meyers' Co.
Daniel Yeager, Berks County.
Henry Yeager, Capt. A. Moore's Co.
Frederick Yeager, Berks County.

Mexican War

Ferdinand Yeager, Private Co. K, ist Regt. ; mustered
in at Philadelphia by Capt. Scott; discharged July 24. 1848,
at Pittsburgh, Pa.

War of the Rebellion - 1861-'65

Harrison Yeager — Killed at Chancellorsville, Ya. One
hundred rind Forty-eighth Regiment, Company H.

John W. Yeager — Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. One
Hundred and Fifty-first Regiment, Company I.

Henry F. Yeager — One Hundred and Fifty-first Regi-
ment, Company I.

Peter Yeager, Jr. — Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. One
Hundred and Fifty-Third Regiment, Company E.

William R. Yeager — ( )ne Hundred and Sixtieth Regi-
ment, Company F.

Jesse Yeager — ' )ne Hundred and Sixty-third Regiment,
Company I.

James A. Yeager — ( )ne Hundred and Seventy-sixth
Regiment, Company B.

Abraham Yeager — Twenty-first Cavalry. Company F.

Nathaniel Yeager — ( )ne Hundred and Ninety-second
Regiment, Company II.

Alfred J. Yeager — ( hie Hundred and Twenty-ninth
Regiment, Company B.

Eli Yeager — Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. One
Hundred and Twenty-ninth Regiment, Company B.

Conrad Yeager — ( )ne I fnudred and Thirty-first Regi-
ment, Company C.

Solomon Yeager — One Hundred and Thirty-first Regi-
ment. Company C.

William Yea ,v er — Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va.
One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment, Company C.

Daniel L. Yeager — One Hundred and Thirty-second
Regiment. Company 1 1.

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Edward Yeager — Died at Bridgeport, Ala.. One Hun-
dred and Forty-seventh Regiment. Company H.

Samuel Yeager — Died at Andersonville, Ga. One Hun-
dred and Forty-eighth Regiment, Company B.

William Yeager — Promoted to Corporal One Hundred
and Twenty-seventh Regiment, Companv D.

Frederick M. Yeager — Colonel — Captured at Chancel-
lorsville, Ya. One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment,
Company C.

Frank Yeager — One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Reg-
iment, Company E.

John H. Yeager — One Hundred and Twenty-eighth
Regiment, Company H.

Jackson Yeager — One Hundred and Ninety-sixth Regi-
ment.

Henry E. Yeager — Promoted to Corporal — -One Hun-
dred and Ninety-ninth Regiment, Company I.

August L. Yeager — Two Hundred and Fifth Regiment,
Company H.

Charles C. Yeager — First Lieutenant — Twenty-fourth
Regiment, Militia. 1862.

William H. Yeager — One Hundred and Eighteenth Regi-
ment, Company C.

Edwin A. Yeager — Discharged for wounds received at
Shepherdstown, W. Ya. One Hundred and Eighteenth
Regiment, Companv I.

John Yeager — Seventy-eighth Regiment. Died at
Nashville, Tenn.

George F. Yeager — First Regiment, Company G.

Franklin Yeager — Second Regiment, Company A.

George Yeager, M. D. — Forty-sixth Regiment, Com-
pany E.

Elias Yeager — Transferred to 4th Regiment, U. S. Ar-
tillery — Forty-sixth Regiment, Companv E.

David S. Yeager — Forty-nin'.h Regiment, Companv B.

Adam W. Yeager — Killed at Petershurg, Ya. Fifty-
first Regiment. Company A.

Thomas Yeager — Major — Killed at Fair Oaks, Ya.

Hiram B. Yeager — Captain — Resigned Jan. 8, i8 r >3—
Sixtv-eiehth Reeiment, Companv I.

Leonard Yeager — One Hundred and Twelfth Battery
C — Second Artillery.

Joseph Yeager — Died at Petershurg, Ya. — One Hun-
dred and Twelfth — Battery C — Second Artillery.

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John Yeager — ( )ne Hundred and Twelfth — Second Ar-
tillery — Battery C.

William Yeager — ( )ne Hundred and Twelfth — Second
Artillery — Battery G.

Samuel H. Yeager — One Hundred and Twelfth — Sec-
ond Artillery — Battery G.

John W. Yeager — Discharged on Surgeon's certificate
— Thirtieth Regiment — Company G.

Ellis Yeager — Discharged on Surgeon's certificate —
Thirtv-fourth Regiment — Fifth Reserve.

Henry S. Yeager — Missing in action at White Oak
Swamj), Ya. — Thirty-sixth Regiment — Seventh Reserve,
Company G.

Albert Yeager — Killed at I lull Run — Twenty-eighth
Regiment, Company D.

John H Yeager, of Yeagertown, Pa. — Died at Alexan-
dria. Ya. — Forty-fourth Regiment — First Cavalry.

Jacob Yeager — Seventy-eighth Regiment, Company F.

Henry C. Yeager — Second Lieut, and resigned 1862.

Charles Yeager — Discharged on Surgeon's certificate-
One Hundred and Nineteenth Regiment, Company D.

Frederick Yeacrer — One Hundred and Twentv-second
Regiment, Company F.

George W. Yeager — One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
Regiment. Company B.

Leonard Yeager — One Hundred and Twenty-sixth
Regiment, Company D.

Jeremiah Yeaqer — One Hundred and Twenty-sixth
Regiment, Company H.

Spencer Yeasrer — Eighth Regiment, Company B.

Horatio D. Yeager — Seventeenth Regiment, Company
F.

Andrew J. Yeager — Twenty-second Regiment, Com-
pany K.

E. S. Yeager — Twenty-fifth Regiment, Company C.

John Yeager — Killed at Cold Harbor, Va. — Twentv-
third Regiment, Company G.

Milton J. Yeager — 1st Sgt. — Eightv-seventh Regiment,
( "ompany A.

Theo. TT. Yeager — Twentieth Resriment, Company F.

Edward G. Yeager — Ninety-second Regiment, Company
A.

Augustus Yeager — Ninety-eighth Regiment. Company



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George Yeager — One Hundred and First Regiment,
Company C.

Christopher Yeager — One Hundred and Second Regi-
ment. Company M.

At this late day medals of honor, says Harper's Bazaar,
September n, 1907, for bravery in the civil war have been
presented to four soldiers — George N. Bliss, of Providence,
Rhode Island; R. T. Irwin Shepard, of Winona, Minnesota;
Chester S. Furman, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania ; and Ja-
cob Yeager, of Tiffin, Ohio. Three of these distinguished
themselves by leading forlorn hopes ; but Yeager, who was
a private, won his medal by his heroic action in snatchin * up
a shell with a burning fuse, which had fallen into the ranks
of his company, and throwing it into a stream that flowed
close by.

Spanish American War

Charles C. Yeager, Private A, 3d Regiment.
Claude S., Private F, 4th Regiment.
Frank, Private M, 6th Regiment.
George, Private G, 14th Regiment.
John D., Private L, 4th Regiment.
Luther A., Private A, 4th Regiment.
William, Private C, 2d Regiment.
William, Private G, 6th Regiment.
William M., private G, 18th Regiment.

First Defenders

Thomas Yeager — Captain Allen Guard, Allentown. Pa.
Frederick M. Yeager — Captain Ringgold Artillery,
Reading, Pa.



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The Private Soldier



Hon. Amos J. Cummings of New York fought gallantly
in the war, and his speech at Antietam on Memorial Day
had the right ring. He said :

"Despite the praises bestowed upon soldiers of high
rank the private was the true hero of the war. His was
the duty of obedience. Right loyally he fulfilled it. He
went to his death at the word of command unquestioning,
but not unreasoning. Frequently it was death at the can-
non's mouth ; more frequently an insidious wasting away
under the poison of burning fevers. Success in battle de-
pends more on the courage than on the ability of the leader.
The pluck and gallantry of the private retrieves many a mis-
take of those higher in rank, lie dies uncomplainingly and
is usually forgotten. His bravery and endurance in the
war command our admiration, his sufferings enlist our sym-
pathy "

Coming generations, as they read the history of the
war in a light free from the lingering haze of the mighty con-
flict, will admire no feature of that conflict more earnestly
than the steadfast faith and devotion of the rank and file of
the Union armies.



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Show Pennsylvania Troops Were Real
First Defenders

Letter From Major Thomas Yeager Shows Falsity of Mas-
sachusetts' Claim-Arrived One Day Ahead

Allentown, Pa., April 29. 191 1 — In view of the fact
that the veterans of the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment are
disputing the claim that the Pennsylvania First Defenders
were the first troops to reach Washington in defense of the
Union upon Lincoln's call for volunteers after Fort Sumter
had been fired upon, the first letter home by Major Thomas
Yeager, commander of the Allen Infantry, of Allentown,
and the leader of the First Defenders, has been resurrected.

This is believed to have been the first letter home by
any soldier who went to the Civil War. The letter was
written by Major Yeager, then Captain Yeager, on Satur-
day, April 20, 1861, two days after the First Defenders had
arrived in Washington in advance of all other troops. The
letter is now in possession of Thomas P. Yeager, of Allen-
town, late sergeant of the Regular Army, and a nephew of
Major Yeager. It was written to Reuben Guth, who was
an Allentown newspaper editor in 1861, as a subject for edi-
torial comment.

Mistaken Identity

An anonymous writer to the New York "Sun," who
signs himself "Company K, Sixth Massachusetts Volun-
teers," is mistaken in his assertion when he says he saw the
Pennsylvania First Defenders held up at Baltimore as the
Boston troops were fighting their way through the mob
there, April 19, 186 1. On that flay the Pennsylvania First
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Defenders were already in Washington, having' arrived the
night before. What the Boston man saw was Colonel
Small's Philadelphia Regiment, which, unfortunately did
not get through the mob that day.

To a Pennsylvania!!, furthermore, the Boston soldier




Major Thomas Yeager

killed leading the charge at Fair Oaks. Va„ June 1. 1862. the d
day President Lincoln signed his commission as Brigadier-General.



is laughably mixed up .in his geography. He says the Penn-
sylvania First Defenders he saw in Baltimore, April 10.
1861, were enroute from "Philadelphia to Washington,"
whereas the truth of history is that the First Defenders went
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direct from Harrisburg to Baltimore, and thence to Wash-
ington, on April 18, 1861, after having been sworn in at
Camp Curtin.

But the letter of Major Yeager, who was killed lead-
ing the charge at Fair Oaks, the very day that Lincoln, who
called him a "rare and indomitable spirit," decided to make
him a brigadier general, settles the question.

It proves beyond doubt that the five Pennsylvania Com-
panies, the Allen Infantry, of Allentown, the Ringgold
Light Infantry of Reading, the Logan Guards of Lewistown,
Captain John B. Selheimer, the Washington Artillerists and
the National Light Infantry, of Fottsville, whose survivors
on April 18 last in Allentown celebrated the 50th anniversary
of their arrival in Washington were the ones to get there first
and are the First Defenders.

Yeag;er's Letter

Major Yeager's letter follows : —

Sir : — I suppose you heard of the troubles at Baltimore.
We were the first men that crossed Mason & Dixon's line on
Thursday last. The Secessionists in Baltimore retained our
box of merchandise that the citizens of Allentown gave us
for an outfit. We received all our trunks but the box is
wanting. Two of my men saw it in Baltimore when it was
taken from the Harrisburg railroad train and placed in a
baggage wagon.

We just escaped with our lives going through Balti-
more. I suppose you have already heard two of my men
were hurt with clubs and stones. We have the stones in our
headquarters.

Where is the other Allentown company ? We have no
tidings of them here. The railroad is torn up between Har-
risburg and Baltimore and between Baltimore and Philadel-
phia. We have no news here. Unless the North sends men
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here soon and enough of them there will he doubts about
holding Washington.

1 presume you are all aware of the arrival of the Mass-
achusetts regiment. They are quartered in the Senate
chamber, in the same capitol building where we are. There
is doubt whether any more Northern troops can pass through
Baltimore.

Colonel Forney, editor of "The Philadephia Press," call-
ed on me personally after my arrival. He took me to his
office, introduced me to the army officers and congratulated
me for being one of the first from the Keystone State on
the ground. Partook of champagne and brandy. He gave
me ioo franked envelopes and said as soon as they got all
he would send me more.

The loyal citizens are calling every day at our head-
quarters to render service. A Miss Bache sent us linens and
things for those hurt fellows in our quarters, and white su-
gar and milk for poultices. The cooking establishment in
the Capitol is not well fixed. The Government is fixing
every minute at it. We got 59 new minifies last night ; that
is muskets. With each came fifteen rounds of ball and cart-
ridge. So there are 1500 rounds in the Capitol. There are
80,000 more in the arsenal.

By Boat from Philadelphia

The Northern troops will all have to come by water
twenty-four hours from Philadelphia. There are three men-
of-war stationed at the mouth of the Potomac. That seems
at present the only avenue of entrance for the Northern
troops. I presume you know that the Government blew up
the Harpers Ferry Arsenal to prevent the rebels from re-
cruiting there.

A large number of loyal citizens, descendants of Penn-
sylvania, residing here, come here and glory in our spunk in
fighting through the riot on Thursday in Baltimore, three
miles from one depot to the other. But we fought through


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