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GOFrench and Indian War (1754-1763)

The area of Bedford County west of the Allegheny Mountains was unsettled at the time of the French and Indian War. However, there were some who fought in this war who later settled in Quemahoning Township, one of whom was Casper Statler.

GORevolutionary War (1775-1783)

Somerset County was sparsely populated when the Revolutionary War began. There were Indian raids in Bedford County during this time period, and settlers were forced to flee their homes. There were many Quemahoning citizens who fought in this war. The Bedford County militia was organized for the defense of the frontiers. In 1777, in the area of Bedford County west of the Allegheny Mountain which would become Somerset County, three companies of approximately 50 men each were organized. The Fifth Company was from Quemahoning and was under the command of Captain James Wells. In 1778 and 1779, there are no remaining records of the militia companies organized in Quemahoning Township since most of the area was abandoned due to difficulties with the Indians.

GO1789 Militia List

After the American Revolution, the United States maintained a small standing national army which was supplemented by state militias. The U.S. Congress had the authority to call up the state militias for national defense. Taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, this is a listing of (then Bedford County) Quemahoning Township inhabitants subject to Militia duty. The list was taken by Daniel Stoy on February 6, 1789.

GOWar of 1812 (1812-1814)

Pennsylvania military law required that all able-bodied males between 18 and 45 years of age be enrolled in the state militia. On 15 June 1812, a 47-man infantry company was organized at Stoystown under the command of Captain Jonathan Rhoads. On September 12 September 1812, these men departed to fight against Great Britain at the Canadian frontier.

GOMexican War (1846-1848)

GOCivil War (1861-1865)

GOSpanish-American War (1898)