28th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Infantry, Private, Company D

Great Great Grandfather of MICHAEL D. MAILLARD

Alfred Lilley was born on August 7, 1845 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died on January 20, 1927 in Fremont, Ohio. He mustered in at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 19, 1863 and mustered out in the same city on July 28, 1863.

Alfred was 17 years of age when a call for volunteers was made by the state of Pennsylvania in response to the threat of invasion by Lee's army. He enlisted for the duration of this emergency regiment which was under the Department of the Susquehanna. His regiment was involved with the destruction of a railroad bridge at Wrightsville on June 28, 1863 after which they moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. From there his regiment proceeded over South Mountain to Boonesboro, Maryland. His unit skirmished with part of Lee's retreating army near Hagerstown on July 11, 1863.

After mustering out he returned to civilian life and became a skilled plasterer. In 1867 he married Elizabeth Blyler in Harrisburg and in 1874 they moved to Fremont. He resided there for the remainder of his life and became very active in the Grand Army of the Republic, Manville Moore Post. Later, when they dissolved he transferred to the Eugene Rawson Post, within the same community. At his death in 1927 he was survived by 12 children, 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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