Company K


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COMPANY K was recruited in Indiana county, Pa., and no better soldiers ever "fought for the flag" than they proved to be. The company was raised mainly by Captain Henry Altman, who, too far advanced in years to bear the toils of a soldier's career, resigned in January, 1862, being succeeded by Captain Albert C. Thompson, who gallantly commanded them until the battle of Bull Run where he received wounds unfitting him for further service. Captain Samuel McHenry then took command, but at Gettysburg he too was disabled by a rebel ball, when the command devolved upon Captain James Miller, who was soon promoted to major, Captain Milton Adair taking his place and retaining the command until the final muster out. The company had enrolled, during its entire term of service, one hundred and ninety-four men, of which sixty-three were drafted men and substitutes; and lost thirty enlisted men killed and died.

History of the One Hundred and Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 322

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