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Federal (USV)

Private

Stephen Soars

(1838 - 1927)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania with his family in 1839, then an infant. He enlisted as Private, Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged, date not given.

After the War

He was a farmer, nurseryman, and horticulturist. He farmed in Kansas, then moved to Dade City, FL in 1882 and was one of the first people to successfully raise strawberries in Florida.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 He's not found in Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Personal details from family genealogists and his obituary in the Dade City Banner of 13 December 1927. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He may have changed his name to Soar vice Soars. His parents used Soars, his wife and children used Soar.

Birth

09/27/1838; Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Death

12/08/1927 Dade City, FL; burial in Dade City Cemetery, Dade City, FL

Notes

1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 344  [AotW citation 21599]