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GRAHAM, Patrick (Capt.)

    Cambria Freeman, 7 Oct 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich

Funeral of Capt. Patrick Graham

The remains of Capt. Patrick Graham were laid to rest in the Graham plot in Sandyvale, Johnstown, Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of a number of the survivors of Company E, Fifty-fourth Regiment which was commanded in the Rebellion by the departed and a large delegation of
soldiers belonging to the Union Veteran Legion and the Grand Army of the Republic.

At 2 o'clock the Rev. Dr. William Alfred Shipman, pastor of the First Lutheran church, assisted by the Rev. Dr. C. C. Poling of the Willow Street United Evangelical church, conducted services at the Graham residence in the Sixth ward. "Asleep in Jesus" and "Jesus While our Hearts are Bleeding" were sung by Mrs. George Fockler, Mrs. Robert Shafer, W. A. Whitford and Robert Shafer.

The services at the grave on the part of the Union Veteran Legion were conducted by Chaplain James Benford of Company A, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves; Col. C. C. Headrick of Company, G, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, and Adjt. Alfred Heslop of the First California Cavalry. On the part of the G. A. R. James Smith acted as commander and Emory West as chaplain. They were assisted by S. Dean Canan, James Moore and W. J. Miller. Volleys were fired over the grave by a detail from Company A, Fourth Regiment, S. V. R.

The active pallbearers were the following members of the dead captain's company: William Bennett of Braddock; Samuel Dunham, John Glass, John Kauffman, Jonas Kauffman, Louis Lettenberger, Robert Parsons and Daniel Young of Johnstown. The honorary pallbearers were Col. William McDermitt, of Company I; Captain John McCune of Company H., William A. Stick of Company B, and Charles H. Witt of Company G., Fifty-fourth Regiment.

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