Name: Absalom ALTMAN
Given Name: Absalom
Birth: 7 Oct 1831 in Westmoreland Co., PA
Death: 6 Jan 1893 in Phillipsburg, Phillips Co., KS
Burial: Marvin Cemetery, Glade, Phillips Co., KS
In 1860 Absolam farmed in Black Hawk, Jefferson Co., IA with wife Elizabeth and children Caro line and Samuel; they lived next door to Elizabeth's parents.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
During the Civil War Absalom was registered as subject to military duty in June 1863 in Jeffe rson Co., IA; he was listed as age 29, white, a farmer, and married. He enlisted in the Penn sylvania 1st Regiment, LA Battery G, Light Artillery Battery (14th Reserves) on 23 Feb 1864 . He received a disability discharge on 26 July 1865 at Chester, PA.
Battery G was attached to Battery F on 1 June 1863 and together they were engaged at Gettysbu rg (1-3 July), in a heroic resistance of the Louisiana Tigers in their historic charge. The l osses were terrible but the guns were saved. On 12 July the battery was transferred to the 2n d corps, with which it joined in the pursuit of the enemy, the Mine Run campaign, the Wildern ess campaign, and the siege of Petersburg. Battery G was then ordered to join the reserves a t Tennallytown; participated with the reserves in the battles on the Peninsula, the second Bu ll Run and Fredericksburg. The loss at Bull Run was 3 men killed and 21 wounded, besides 4 gu ns, 2 caissons, 2 lumbers and 27 horses captured. The battery returned to Washington for a ne w equipment and was in condition for effective service at Fredericksburg. It shared in the ba ttle of Chancellorsville in the spring of 1863 and then became a section of Battery F unti l 3 April 1864, when it was ordered to Washington, newly equipped and posted at Arlington. O n 3 July it was ordered to Point of Rocks, where it was stationed, the men armed with muskets , until Dec. 12. The muskets were then exchanged for 6 guns and the battery was stationed o n Maryland heights until 16 April 1865, when it turned in its guns and joined the defenses o f Washington. Again armed with muskets the men were stationed at Fort Foote during the remai nder of their service. They were mustered out at Philadelphia June 29, 1865.
In 1870 Absalem farmed in Jackson Township, Keokuk Co., IA (page 340) with his wife Elizabet h and 6 children; the value of his property was $800.00. In 1880 Abe farmed in Lancaster Town ship, Keokuk County, IA (page 166) with his wife Lizzie and children Carrie, Samuel, Manuel , Anna, Mary E., Sarah L., and Martha O. He moved to Phillips County, KS in 1885.
Father: Andrew ALTMAN Sr. b: 15 Nov 1790 in Westmorland Co., PA c: 1832 in Brush Creek Lutheran Church, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland Co., PA
Mother: Anna Maria (Mary, Polly, Amelia) MOBY b: 20 Oct 1792 in PA
Elizabeth (Lizzie) SHY b: 16 Sep 1842 in Westmoreland Co., PA
17 Mar 1857
in Jefferson Co., IA
- Caroline (Carrie) ALTMAN b: May 1858 in IA
- Samuel Absalom ALTMAN b: 5 May 1860 in Jefferson Co., IA
- Emanuel (Manuel) ALTMAN b: 12 May 1862 in Manhattan, Keokuk Co., IA
- Anna (Hannah) ALTMAN b: 2 Jun 1866 in IA
- Mary E. ALTMAN b: Nov 1867 in IA
- Sarah Lucinda ALTMAN b: 28 Mar 1870 in Near Sigourney, Keokuk Co., IA
- Martha O. ALTMAN b: 26 Mar 1872 in IA