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KAYLOR, Peter, Jr.
|Ebensburg Alleghanian, 21 May 1863, Contributed by Patty Millich
|Another Hero Gone
We are sorry to be obliged to chronicle the death of another of Cambria's brave sons in the recent fight near Fredericksburg – Lieut. Peter Kaylor, Jr., of Co. F, 28th Penna. Vols. The deceased had been in the service of his country ever since the commencement of hostilities between the North and the South and nobly did his duty to the last. He also served throughout the Mexican War and was one of the celebrated "forlorn hope" at the battle of Chapultepec, composed of some 160 men, only 16 escaping the bullets of the foe – he of the number. He resided in Alleghany township and was about 35 years of age. A true patriot, a tried soldier, a respected citizen, a good man, may his memory live forever.
Thursday, 28 May 1863
Volume 4, Number 35
It gives us much pleasure to state that Lieut. Peter Kaylor of Co. F, 28th Penna. Vols., a brief obituary of whom we published last week is not dead as represented, but only wounded in the shoulder. He was left upon the field at Chancellorsville for dead when our forces retreated and fell into the hands of the Rebels – the next we hear of him he is exchanged and sent into our lines at Falmouth. We wish him a speedy convalescence and safe return to many anxious friends at home.