Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
Last Survivor of Co. H, 88th Penna. Vol. Infantry GEORGE YOCUM Lewistown, Pa., July 20. George Yocum, Civil War veteran and well - known citizen of Lewistown, was born in Ickesburg, Pa. .August 3, 1846. In the spring. of 1864 he enlisted enlisted in Company E, 195th Regiment Regiment Infantry and in March, 1865, re - enlisted in Company H,' 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry. He took part and was at Lee's surrender. surrender. Mr. Yocum upon inquiry, has found that he is the only surviving member of Company H, 88th Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Volunteers. Mr. Yocum has lived nearly all his lite in Lewistown. He served eight years in council and one term as chief burgess. For some years he was engaged in building construction here.