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C.W. Nesper

C.W. Nesper

Federal (USV)


Christian W. Nesper

(1838 - 1881)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a merchant sailor from the age of 13 (c. 1851) until arriving in New York in 1855. He then went to Cleveland, learned the cigar-making business, and started his own firm. He was active in the Cleveland Turnverein. He enlisted in Company K, 7th Ohio Infantry (3 months) on 22 April 1861. He re-enlisted in the 3 year unit, same Company on 20 June 1861. He was appointed Corporal on 1 November 1861, Sergeant on 19 July 1862, and 2nd Lieutenant on 25 July 1862. He was wounded in the leg in action at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 November 1863 and was wounded again, in the right hip, in action at Ringgold, GA on 27 November 1863. He was appointed Captain, Company H on 19 March 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 7 July 1864.

After the War

He returned to his cigar business in Cleveland

References & notes

Basic information and his photograph from Wilson1.


1838; Flein, Württemberg, GERMANY




1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 472, 601  [AotW citation 13131]