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Emmitsburg's Civil War Soldiers

(Company C, Cole’s Cavalry)

Private John Sponcler: Letter for Proof of Service

Submitted by Gary Zeller

Baltimore Md. Oct 15 1890

I would state the I am personally acquainted with John Sponcler. He was a member of Co. C of my Battalion, January 1st 1864, and was detailed by my order to go with Capt. A.M. Hunter of Co. C on a scouting expedition through Louden Co. Va. On or about January 1st 1864.

Capt. Hunter had a fight with Mosby’s Command, Rectortown Va. In which John Sponcler was badly wounded in the body near the hip; he having been left with the enemy for some weeks, and he never was able to do much service after his return on account of his wound. He was a good soldier, the bravest of the brave; always with the advance and doing his duty nobly.

I hope the Government my reward this worthy case.

I certify that I have no interest in this claim directly, or indirectly.

Henry A. Cole

Late Col. Coles Md. Cav. P.H.B.

Sworn to before the Justice of the Peace on this 18th day of October 1890

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