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Major Abraham H. Snyder was the son of Andrew and Mary Sylvis Schneider. He was born April 17, 1821. He married Margaret Stewart, daughter of Robert and Mary Young Stewart.
He was a young attorney and law partner with his brother-in-law William Stewart. He was also editor of a Mercer paper The Mississippi WarClub.
He went into the Civil War as Captain of Co. A, 139th Pa. Volunteers. He was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864. He then held the rank of Major and was recognized as a gallant officer.
Submitted by David A. Snyder, first cousin four times removed