His body was interred at Williamsport, Washington Co., Maryland
. George Spangler was a sergeant in Capt. Thomas Bard's company of riflemen, of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania at the breaking out of the War of 1812. This company volunteered its services and was dispatched to he northern boundary on Lake Erie, marching all the way, he bearing the colors of his country as Color Sergeant or Ensign. After enduring the many hardships incident to campaign life then, they were called home. The company was divided into two parts, and ordered to subsist on the country, given vouchers for supplies furnished. He had charge of one half of these troops, and he piloted them safely through, many times through snow, (breast deep) and over frozen and swollen streams, and uninhabited forests. They were without food days at a time, but shortly after their return and disbandment, the city of Baltimore was menanced and threatened by the enemy, when he at once called on his former comrades to join him and go to the defense. Not finding as many willing ones as desired, they went to Greencastle and united with the number raised there, and pushed directly ahead on foot, he in the capacity of Orderly Sergeant. At the time General Ross was killed, this happy little band were in line in a corn field and in full view of the General and his Aid-de-camps, when Wells and McComas took the life of the enemy's great leader. This act done, the enemy retired, and the brave men assembled went to their homes again. After his marriage in 1817 he removed at once to Schellsburg, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. In 1818 he moved to Williamsport, Maryland. Early in life he associated himself with the Lutheran church, of which he was long a member, but about 1840 he and his wife joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a Whig by politics, having served as town Councilman. BURIED: Riverview Cemetery. He married Mary Fields
was born at York, York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 25 July 1789. He was the son of Henry Spangler
and Susannah Lightner
. George died on 19 March 1874 at age 84.