Andersonville

Webster Prizer Brownback (February 2, 1847-unknown)

Private Company H 50th Pennsylvania Volunteers February 22, 1864-July 30, 1865.
R.F.D. No 3, Pottstown, Montgomery County
Resident of Berks County, Pa. at the time of his enlistment. In the 1880 census he resided in North Coventry, Chester County with his wife and three children. His occupation is listed as a carpenter. In the 1910 census and he is listed as a resident of Chester County with his wife Isabella (nee Swinehart).
Place of burial unknown.
See Bates Vol. I page 1306
Original Source: Pennsylvania at Andersonville

Andrew J. Bell

Private Company C 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers August 16, 1863
Captured at North Anna May 27, 1864
Age 18 at time of his enlistment. He was born in Philadelphia
Bell resided in Ventura City, Ventura County California in 1900. He was employed as the County Tax Collector. Widow Rachel A. Bell filed for a widow’s pension in May 1923 from California.
He also served in Company A of the 5th US Volunteer Infantry
See Bates Vol. II page 20
Original source Andersonville Web Site
Benjamin Constantine (1833-1916)

Private Company A 119th Pennsylvania Volunteers August 11, 1862-June 19, 1865.
West Manayunk, Montgomery County (present day Belmont Hills, Lower Merion Township)
Born in Pennsylvania his parents were both from England. The 1880 census lists Constantine as employed as a brick mason. His wife Martha applied for a widow’s pension in 1916.
Incomplete research indicates Constantine may be buried in a Philadelphia cemetery.
Constantine did not attend the dedication services for the Pennsylvania Monument in Andersonville.
See Bates Vol. IV page 8
Original source Pennsylvania at Andersonville
James R. Griffith (September 16, 1841-May 23, 1922)

Corporal Company C 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers August 20, 1862-June 12, 1865
Prisoner May 6, 1864 to December 23, 1864
Age 21 at time of enrollment a resident of Montgomery County and a farmer. Griffith filed for a pension on March 5, 1879.
The 1880 census has James R. Griffith a lime burner and his wife Mary and 2 children residing on DeKalb Street in Bridgeport Borough.
Also served in Company D of the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Burial in Old Swedes Churchyard Route 23 Upper Merion Township
Bates reference: Vol. IV page 363
Original Source: An article entitled “A Relic of War, A Flag That Survived Even the Horrors of Andersonville. Norristown Weekly Herald, August 9, 1897
John H. Griffith (October 27, 1924)

Private Company A 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers August 19, 1862-June 23, 1865
Prisoner from May 6, 1864 to February 27, 1865
1870 Census resides in Conshohocken, Pa. with his wife Mary A. and 2 sons. He is employed as an ironworker. Active in local politics he served as Burgess of Conshohocken and on the Borough’s Town Council.
Applied for a pension December 4, 1899
Died at National Soldier’s Home in Hampton, Virginia buried in the National Cemetery there.
Bates reference: Vol. IV page 360
Original Source: Records of G.A.R. Post 79, Conshohocken, PA
John Harrold (1828-1892)

Private Company A 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers August 19, 1862-June 23, 1865
Prisoner June 13, 1864 Escaped September 26, 1864 arriving back in Union lines on February 26, 1865
Age at enrollment 34; Occupation shoemaker
1880 census resided in Atlantic City, NJ with his wife and 7 children. He was still making shoes.
1890 Census: He complained of suffering from lumbago and piles for 20 years. It was noted he was incarcerated at Libby and Andersonville prisons.
Christina B. Harrold applied for a widow’s pension in June of 1892 in New Jersey
Bates reference: Vol. IV page 360
Original Source: Andersonville Web Site
Samuel Hendricks (1847-May 16, 1931)

Private Company L 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry February 1, 1864-August 7, 1865.
154 North Hanover Street, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Captured at Weldon Railroad, Virginia on June 21, 1864. Imprisoned at Belle Island, Virginia, Andersonville, Georgia and finally at Florence, Georgia. Weight at time of his exchange reported to be 73 pounds. He was exchanged wearing the same clothing when captured.
Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, his places of residence included Pottsville, Reading, Pottstown, Pa. and Camden, New Jersey. He was married to Ellen Golden for 60 years. He received a military pension from the Federal Government (November 1892). He had sixteen relatives who served in the military during the Civil War including one brother who was killed in action. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Abington Township.
Bates Reference: Vol. I page 1050
Original Source: Pennsylvania at Andersonville
Reese E. Lewis (1840-December 7, 1929)

Private Company G 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers August 24, 1861-January 28, 1865
Fairview Village, Montgomery County, Pa. (East Norriton Township)
In June of 1889 he was granted an invalid pension.
According to the 1890 Veteran’s Census he suffered from diarrhea and rheumatism.
Kept a farm for many years in Fairview Village. Died at 549 Stanbridge Street, Norristown, Pa. Member of Zook Post No. 11 G.A.R. Buried in the Lower Providence Baptist Churchyard. Lower Providence Township.
Bates Reference: Vol. II page 1234
Original Source: Pennsylvania at Andersonville
Christian Loch later known as James M. Johns

Private Company F. 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers May 19, 1864-May 27, 1865
Age at enlistment 18; Occupation farmer
In 1900 J.M. Johns a physician and his wife Nannie resided in Garland Arkansas (Miller County)
Nannie E. Johns applied for a widow’s pension in Texas c. 1923
Mary Loch Mother
Bates Reference: Vol. II Page 30
Original Source: Andersonville Web Site
Patrick Fitzpatrick (October 1846-1924)

Private Company C 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers September 13, 1861-July 27, 1865
Enrolled at age 19, farmer, residence Conshohocken born in Ireland
Annie Fitzpatrick applied for a widow’s pension on November 15, 1924.
A Patrick and Annie Fitzgerald are listed in the 1880 census residing on Division Street in Philadelphia.
In 1890 Fitzpatrick resided in Weatherly (Carbon County) where he remained for the remainder of his life. He was employed as a day laborer and a school janitor.
Bates Reference: Vol. II page 21.
Original Source: Andersonville Website