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Bannister, Arthur W.

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Arthur W. Bannister was born in about 1845 in Virginia and fought in the Civil War with the United States Colored Troops. Bannister enlisted as a private in Company F of the 25th USCT, which formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early 1864. The 25th helped defend New Orleans through July 1864, until they moved to Florida to complete their service. Bannister’s regiment mustered out on December 6, 1865. After the war, Bannister returned to Pennsylvania where he started a family in Pittsburgh. Bannister had three children: Elmar, who worked as a janitor in a bank according to the 1910 census, and daughters Nancy and Sarah, who both worked as cooks in 1910. Bannister died on October 15, 1915 and was buried in Uniondale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (By Rebecca Solnit)
Life span: 
01/01/1845 to 10/15/1915


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