History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1893
Bayard A. W. Biography
Dr. A. W. Bayard died in Bellefonte, Nov. 19, 1860. He was a surgeon in the war of 1812, and bore a number of scars received during the war and at the time of his death was a United States pensioner. His services at Fort Harrison were especially mentioned being one of the volunteers to extinguish the fire upon the roof of a building near it. His companion was killed and he was badly wounded, but he suceeded in accomplishing his orders. The President of the United States gave Dr. Bayard his personal certificate of this noble action, which was done under his orders and upon which a pension was granted the doctor.
He was highly respected in Bellefonte, and the court adjourned in order that the members of the bar might attend his funeral. His remains were interred on the 21st, and the honors of war accorded by the Bellefonte Fencibles and Centre Dragoons. He was the father of John A. Bayard, a soldier of the Mexican war, who was fatally wounded at Gettysburg, and of Lieut.-Col. George A. Bayard of the One Hundred and Forty-eighth Pennsylvania.
Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883.
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