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J.A. Kribbs
J.A. Kribbs

Federal (USV)


John A. Kribbs

(1836 - 1913)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as First Sergeant in Company G, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted from First Sergeant to First Lieutenant on 10 January 1863. Slightly wounded at Petersburg, VA. Acting Regimental Quartermaster in late 1864. Mustered out 2 June 1865.

After the War:
He attended the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and later Pastored in Kittaning and Zelienople, PA.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. His sister Anna Katherine married fellow Company G Lieutenant Edwin Meeker.

Birth Date: 03/03/1836    Place of Birth: Clarion County, PA    
Death Date: 10/03/1913    Death Place: Zelienople, PA    Burial Place: English Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zelienople, PA


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 448 - 492  [AotW citation 13588]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13638]

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