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The 55th Regiment

Transcribed from the Indiana Democrat May 7, 1862

The 55th Regiment

A recent letter published in the Har-
risburg Telegraph gives the particulars
of the skirmish on Edisto Island, South
Carolina, in which the gallant 55th Reg-
iment, commanded by Colonel Richard
White, composed almost entirely of In-
diana, Cambria, and Bedford county men,
were engaged. The following is the list
of casualities, to wit:
Killed--Wm. Cunningham, Co. F.
Wounded-- John Steffe, Co. F, and
Prisoner--Co. F, Lieut. M'Illheny,
Corporal Samuel Moorehead; privates,
Abram Coy, Robert H. Kritzer, Samuel
Campbell, Nicholas Cameron, Wesley
Cameron, John L. Taylor, Andrew Far-
ren, Noah Fisher and L. L. Thompson.
Company K--John Saupp and Jonas
Company H-- Sergeant Silas Golli-
pher, Walter E. Garlinger, Isaac Ream,
Christian Whtaker, John Mars, Thomas
Lockard and John Waring. Twenty-
one prisoners and one killed.
We are well acquainted with Messrs
Saupp, (who has since been found dead.)
Gollipher, Garlinger, Richey and Ream,
all Bedford county men. They were no-
ble young men, and we are sorry to hear
of their sad fate.

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