John was born about 1845. He enlisted in the Union Army,
Company G, 9th PA Cavalry, at Harrisburg on April , 1863.
He saw action in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. (See his
brother, Aaron's biography for more detail.) He was
captured in action October 12, 1864 at Lafayette GA, and
reported to have died in May or June, 1865 from wounds
received near Ross's Store, GA, on Sherman's Campaign
through Georgia. His name appears (as John Demar) on the
Civil War monument in the Linglestown, PA cemetery. More
details of his military record appear in a statement
from the Adjuntent General's office dated 12 Sept. 1883.
Civil War Record