Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pvt. Peter Growall, Co. C

Peter Growall, brother of Pvt. Anthony Growall, was born in 1829 to John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Growall. The family lived in Milford Twp. Somerset County, PA.

By 1850 Peter was married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Rugg and  worked as a laborer. The couple had six children. In the early 1860s, Betsy's parents died, and the couple moved to their house on the Upper Turkeyfoot Twp/Lower Turkeyfoot Twp line.

Above is a picture of the house where Betsy Growall lived while Peter was in the 142nd.

Peter was mustered into Co. C 142nd PA Infantry on Aug. 26, 1862. He passed away on Dec. 16, 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA of typhoid fever. He was laid to rest in Fredericksburg National Cemetery among thousands of other Civil War veterans.

A special thanks to Samuel Miller.  Some great information for this post was taken from his book, A Place Called Hexie, which can be purchased by clicking here.

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