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BLOUGH, Joseph

    Johnstown Tribune, 22 Jul 1899, Page Last; c2, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


The subject of this sketch, who had been sick for a long time, died at his home, No. 715 Franklin street, Sixth Ward, at 5:40 o'clock last evening.

Joseph Blough was born in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, in 18141, and was a son of Jacob and Sarah Blough. At the age of twenty-two he enlisted as a private in the Fifty-fourth Regiment, but by mistake he was placed in the Forty-Fifth Regiment. During the Battle of the Wilderness, he received a would in the neck and shoulder that almost caused his death. He was sent home on furlough, and when he was able to return to the field was placed in Company C, Fifty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, the company he intended entering when he enlisted. After the War, Mr. Blough returned to his home in Somerset County, where he [obit copy cut off]

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