Bro. Furness’s Ancestor
Left: (Joseph Furness aka Furniss 1861.)
Right: (Then Corporal Joseph Furness (Furniss) 1864 PA Independent Battery I, PA Light Artillery”Nevins Infants”.)
(Great Grandfather of Bro. Gregory T. Furness)
Pvt./Dr. Joseph Furness(Furniss) was born on September 27th, 1840 in Little Britain Twp, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
He served in all 3 of Battery I’s separate interactions. He served with the organization during the emergency of the Gettysburg Campaign when it was nicknamed “Nevins Infants”. He was a member when it was reformed as a “6 months” regiment and then again when it was reformed to a “3 year” regiment.
He was appointed acting Corporal on June 11th, 1864 and on November 1st, 1864 was bucked back to private.
Dr. Joseph Furness was discharged the 23rd of June 1865 at Philadelphia, PA having enlisted on the 15th of June 1863.
He graduated from the University of PA Medical School with a Degree of Medicine in 1872.
Dr. Furness practiced his profession as Doctor serving 35 years in Lancaster, Marticville, and Millersville, PA.
Joseph Furness died December 8th, 1905 at Lancaster, PA.
(Pvt. Furness’s Grave at the Cemetery next to the Eastland Meeting House,
Little Britain Township, Lancaster Co. PA
(Regt. Info on Stone Incorrect)