California Obituaries - 1899 - William Slemmer

San Joaquin County

William Slemmer, an inmate of the San Joaquin County Hospital, has just received notice that he has been officially dead for thirty-five years and will have to be resurrected before he can hope to secure a pension, for which he has made application. At the battle of Gettysburg Slemmer was struck by a piece of shell and had his skull fractured. He was given charge of a colored family who nursed him for days. According to the war record Slemmer was killed the second day of the battle of Gettysburg. An effort is being made to straighten the matter out.

Source: The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, El Dorado County, California) Feb 4, 1899, Page 2