This Memorial Day, as we remember those who have fought for our Country, I chose to remember my maternal 2x great-grandfather Portis M. Coolbaugh. He served as a Union soldier from 26 February 1862 until 1 March 1865.
Looks like this would be a very interesting read but it seems like there are only 5 copies at Libraries in the US-they are in the Library of Congress, the NY Historical Library, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, one in Minnesota and one in Springfield, Illinois. Ugh….Somehow I’ll have to see if I can see it one day and see if Portis is mentioned in it.
*I owe a big thank-you to the volunteers at the Bradford County Historical Society for finding this clipping and some other wonderful information for me. Remember that a Historical Society is a great place to find things that you probably can’t find on the internet. You can hire someone to help with your research when it isn’t possible for you to be doing it in person.