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Submitted by Karen Graham.

     Joseph W. Wyrick - Was born on the Ocean March 3, 1840; his parents died when he was two years of age. In 1858, at West Alexander, Pa., he was united in marriage to Emily White, of Brook county, Va. To this union two children were born, Clarence M. and Adda M. Comrade Wyrick was engaged in farming at Moundsville, Va., at the time of his enlistment when 21 years old as a private in Co. A, 12th W. Va. V. I., 2d Div., 8th A. C. At Winchester, Va., in 1862, he was detailed as Brigade teamster for one year. He was furloughed for ten days July 6, 1863, rejoining his command at expiration of time at Martinsburg, Va. At the battle of Petersburg, Va., he was shot through the body from the left to the right side, March, 1865; he remained with the regiment and was treated by the Regimental Surgeon. He participated in the battles of Winchester, Va., Bunker Hill, Harper's Ferry, Middletown, on Hunter's Raid, Little Piedmont, Lynchburg, Cedar Creek, Occoquan Creek and Siege of Petersburg. Comrade Wyrick is one of the prosperous citizens of Bellaire, O., is engaged in the drug business as assistant to his son C. W. Wyrick. He is a member of the M. E. church, and his wife is very active in charitable work in the city, being a member of the W. R. C. Comrade Wyrick is a pensioner, belongs to Spangler Post, No. 99, and his P. O. address is Bellaire, O.

This is from a family owned book:
Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
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