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Daniel Fuller, Ulysses Township, Potter Co.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Daniel Fuller, Ulysses Township, Potter Co. Reply with quote

From Beer's History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter,
PA. Page 1235
DANIEL FULLER P. O. Ulysses, son of Thomas and Sally (Jincks) Fuller,
was born in Wyoming connty, N. Y., in 1831. In l839 his palents removed to
Ulysses township Potter Co., Penn., near Gold, where they purchased a
farm, and here his father lived and died, after which Mrs. Fuller made her
home with Daniel until her decease. Their children were Nathan, now a
resident of Michigan, Mrs. Huldah Gallup, of McKean county; Hannah, now
Mrs. Norman Rodgers, of Nebraska, and Daniel. Daniel Fuller made his
home with his parents until twelve years of age, after which he engaged in
various occupations and learned the carpenter and goldsmith trades.
October 16, 1861, in answer to his country's call for men, he enlisted in
Company G, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and September 17, 1862,
was wounded at the battle of Antietam. The Irish brigade were in advance
and had made several charges to drive the rebels from an adjacent corn field
and the Fifty-third was held in reserve with orders to lie down. He, with other
men lying close to the ground in the second line of battle, heard a cheer in
front, and, having curiosity to know its occasion, raised himself on his hands
when a shell hit both arms, necessitating threir amputation, the first
operation being performed on the field, and the next on the 5th of October.
He was of course discharged and returned to his former home, and was
made a pensioner, receiving the highest amount then paid, $8 per month.
Wholly incapacitated from performing any kind of manual labor, the future to
him held not much of promise. However, on the presentation of his case to
some of his personal friends, and receiving assurances of their willingness to
loan their services to secure an increase of pension, he was induced to visit
the city of Washington, to present his case in person His friends and
neighbors learning that a little financial assistance would not be
unacceptable, gave an oyster supper, which netted $163, and this money,
so kindly given, enabled him to make the contemplated trip, and when he
appeared before the committee on pensions, and before the House, he
secured in July, 1864, the first increase of pension given to these who lost
both hands or both eyes, $25 per month, and to these who lost both legs
$20. During his trip he was of course accompanied by a friend, and received
continually assurances of sympathy and respect, in substantial form. Before
the war he became acquainted with Mrs. Sophia F. Scott, and they were
married after his return in 1863. They have one son, Charles. A., now a
farmer of Allegheny township. They are members of the Presbyterian
Church. Mr. Fuller is a member of O. A. Lewis Post, G. A. R. He is a
Republican in politics and has held several township offices.

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