- French and Indian War (1754-1763)
- The area of Bedford County west of the Allegheny Mountains was unsettled at the
French and Indian War. However, there were some who fought in this war who
Quemahoning Township, one of whom was Casper Statler.
- Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
- Somerset County was sparsely populated when the Revolutionary War
Indian raids in Bedford County during this time period, and settlers were forced
their homes. There were many Quemahoning citizens who fought in this war.
militia was organized for the defense of the frontiers. In 1777, in the area of
of the Allegheny Mountain which would become Somerset County, three
50 men each were organized. The Fifth Company was from Quemahoning and
command of Captain James Wells. In 1778 and 1779, there are no remaining
companies organized in Quemahoning Township since most of the area was
difficulties with the Indians.
- 1789 Militia List
- After the American Revolution, the United States maintained a small
national army which was supplemented by state militias. The U.S. Congress
the authority to call up the state militias for national defense. Taken from the
Archives, this is a listing of (then Bedford County) Quemahoning Township
Militia duty. The list was taken by Daniel Stoy on February 6, 1789.
- War of 1812 (1812-1814)
- Pennsylvania military law required that all able-bodied males between 18
be enrolled in the state militia. On 15 June 1812, a 47-man infantry company
Stoystown under the command of Captain Jonathan Rhoads. On September 12
these men departed to fight against Great Britain at the Canadian frontier.
- Mexican War
- Civil War (1861-1865)
- Spanish-American War (1898)