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SWEENY, James


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    Ebensburg Alleghanian, 7 Apr 1864, Contributed by Patty Millich

A young soldier named James Sweeny, son of a widow who resides in Conemaugh borough, was killed at Somerville station, on the Camden & Amboy Railroad on Monday night last by falling from the cars while they were in motion. The deceased had been in the service nearly three years, having enlisted with the "Friend Rifles" of Pittsburg. His company was attached to Sickles' famous "Excelsior Brigade," and with it he participated in nearly all of the battles of the war. A short time ago he re-enlisted, crediting himself to New York and after a brief visit home was returning to that State to secure his bounty, when he met his death as above stated. A kind son, and a truly brave soldier, his death is generally lamented and his afflicted mother receives the sympathy of all who know her. Another son, now the sole prop of her declining years, is a member of the 54th P. V. The body of the deceased will be brought here tomorrow evening for interment.

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