Abraham Dern was born 27, February, 1838 in Keymar Md. Enlisted in Cole's Cavalry 10, August, 1861 in Frederick Md. Was 23 when he enlisted, 5' 8", gray eyes, dark hair and a wagon maker.Captured at Harpers Ferry 12, September, 1862 and sent to Camp Parole, Md. Again captured by 35th Va. Cavalry at Catoctin Creek 18, June, 1863. Sent to Belle Isle, Va. Released at City Point,Va. 23, July, 1863. Fought with unit on Loudoun Heights 10, January, 1864 against Mosby. Fought at New Market Va. 15, May, 1864 and lost horse and equipment, for which he was paid $140. Mustered out 19, Augus,t 1864 at Harpers Ferry WVa. by Lt. Jere Horton. Married Ann Elizabeth Reddick 24, August, 1865. Died 25, April, 1916 and is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Woodsboro, Md.