Private Joseph E. H. McGarey, Company B, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, was wounded in the thigh, before Petersburg, June 16th, 1864, leg amputation and died at U. S. Hospital, Alexandria, Va., at half past 4 p'clock on the morning of July 17th, 1864, aged 21 years and 4 months.
J. E. Hall McGarey was a son of William and Mary McGarey of Rose Township, Jefferson County, Pa., and enlisted in Company B, 150th P. V., December 22d, 1861; participated in all the hard fought battles in which his regiment was engaged and re-enlisted January 1864 and came home on 30 days furlough. He returned to the field, wiht the others of his company, and was on duty until he received the fatal wound.
His father got to him on the 8th of July, was with him nine days until his death, and had him brought home, and interred in Beaver Run Grave Yard on the 23d of July, when a very large concourse of people followed him the young hero to his last home.
Source: The Brookville Republican, August 10, 1864.
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