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 - Duryea Bdys Returti From the War. FORTY -...
Duryea Bdys Returti From the War. FORTY - SEVENTH MEMBERS Both Have Made Excellent Recorda and Are First Claaa Types of the American 8oldler Neither Was Wounded, Although They Were in Twenty - three Battles. Bronzed with the rich brown ot the tropics, caused by service under a hot sun, two soldiers stepped from the train this morning in this city and greeted the friends they had not seen in the past two years. They were Thomas Toy and Lawrence Cosgrove, both of Miller Hill, a portion of the borough of Duryea. These young men enlisted in Scran ton two years ago with Lieutenant Thomas Murphy, in the Forty - seventh Volunteer Infantry, then mustering for service in the Philippine Islands, and ever since the organization of that command they have been members of Company E and have made a great record for themselves1. They partici pated in twenty - three engagements and among the latter was tbe one of Lagaspi, which will be remembered for its severity. The only way in which the troops could effect a landing at Lagaspi, it will be remembered, was to send a small detachment ashore under cover of the fire of the rest of tbe command. Toy and Cosgrove were members of the party that went ashore in the boat and effected the landing, and they are extremely proud of. the fact, as they have reason to be. During all their service, and the twenty - three battles In which they participated, neither one suffered the slightest injury and they are today two well, healthy, - robust specimens of manhood. They were clad In their khaki uniforms and attracted consid erable attention owing to their ex tremely soldierly appearance. Both men speak very highly of their term of service and of their regimental officers, all of whom tbey liked. Par ticularly fond are they of Lieutenant Murphy, of Scranton, under whom they enlisted. It will be remembered by the latter's friends in this city that be en tered the service of the United States after he had served through the Spanish Spanish Spanish - American war as a lieutenant of Company C, Thirteenth regiment. , . v Col. of In 10, 1, from port high in train The A. B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, for time ment to Each with ing day's camp on to Co. vous mory and front will take nect later. leg three Friday ley

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 11 Jul 1901, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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