Enlistment: Monongahela City on the 19th day of September, 1862, as a
private in Company 'D' 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry; for term of 3
years; transferred to company 'E' of the 22nd PA Cavalry.
Discharge: Honorably on 19th day of July 1865 at New Creek, W. Virginia.
Physical Description At Time Of Enlistment: 5'9" tall, medium complexion,
blue eyes, brown hair, and occupation listed as laborer.
Wife's Name: ELIZA (LIDY) RIDDLE ATCHESON
Marriage: at Columbia, Washington county, PA on January 1, 1867 by the Rev.
R. R. Sutton; neither previously having been married, hence no impediment
to the marriage.
Marriage Witnessed by: DAVID RIDDLE and MARTHA BOYD RIDDLE. [In 1909 these
marriage witnesses are again used as legal witness for LIDY ATCHESON for
the pension request. The RIDDLE address is shown as Monesson, PA.]
Other Pension Witnesses: GEORGE ROBSON, brother-in law; SARAH CLARINDA
ATCHESON ROBSON, sister of JOHN; both residents in 1909 of Carrick,
Allegheny County, PA [GEORGE ROBSON served with JOHN, as 1st Sergeant, Co.
E, 22nd PA Cavalry during their service in the Civil War]
Children of Marriage: [Eleven: ten living, one deceased] WILLIAM, b.
10/26/1867; IDA, b. 4/19/1870; LIZZIE, b. 4/13/1872; THOMAS, b. 5/2/1874 -
deceased; JOHN, b. 4/11/1877; EVA, b. 2/14/1879; E-------(? Spelling), b.
3/15/1881; ALBERT, b. 5/24/1883; HOMER, b. 11/2/1885; VATIE, b. 7/26/1887;
CURTIS, b. 5/24/1891
Also included was a report of his "roll call" status and locations, from
the time of enlistment in 1862 to discharge in 1865.