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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Edwin Meeker

(1831 - 1903)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as the original 2nd Lieutenant on organization of Company G, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Commanded Company G in recon across the Potomac near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Resigned, mustered out on 10 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Porter1. Life dates from cemetery information posted by Gary Patterson. His wife was (Anna) Katherine (or Katharine) Kribbs Meeker (1834-1907).

More on the Web

See a post-War photo of Meeker and his wife from MH Shearer on Findagrave.

Birth

07/13/1831; Armstrong County, PA

Death

04/28/1903 Tyler County, WV; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Tyler County, WV

Notes

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 13589]