Being a details person, I wanted to know more about these men. Pvt. Jonas Carter Tubbs was born March 08, 1842, in Union, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, the son of Charles and Catherine “Kate” (Benscoter) Tubbs. He had five siblings, Elizabeth born 1831, Isaac born 1837, Barbara born 1840, John born 1843, and Nathan born 1851. In the 1863 draft registration he was listed as a laborer. He enlisted in the 143RD Pennsylvania Infantry on September 08, 1862, and was mustered out on June 12, 1865, at Hart’s Island, New York Harbor, NY. On September 08, 1866, he married Sarah Jerusha Goss (Singleton Goss’s younger sister). Together they had Katherine “Kate” (born 1868), Edgar Bruce (born 1869), Ora Blanche (born 1874), and Lula Pearl (born 1881). Jonas died December 22, 1909, in Shickshinny, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. His cause of death is given as tuberculosis.
As for the second soldier, Musician/Drummer Singleton Martin Goss was born March 10, 1845, in Fairmount, Luzerne Co., PA. His parents are given as Weston and Delanah (Bisher) Goss in his death certificate. He enlisted in the 143RD Pennsylvania Infantry on September 08, 1862, and was mustered out on June 12, 1865, at Hart’s Island, New York Harbor, NY, later marrying Sarah Catherine Benscoter (undoubtedly related to Jonas Tubbs’ mother, Kate Benscoter Tubbs). They had two known children, Thomas Merker (called “Merk” or “Mert”) born 1874, and Lillian D., born 1876. Singleton died on September 17, 1927 of bladder cancer.
PVT. ANDREW MCKINNEY CAMPBELL
Co. E, 105TH Pennsylvania Infantry
Born December 21, 1841 --- Died July 08, 1863