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J.K. Alter
J.K. Alter

Federal (USV)


John King Alter

(1844 - 1924)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Transferred to Company E, 14th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, November 8, 1863, served as orderly to Colonel Samuel McKelvy of Sewickley, PA. Mustered out 25 June 1865.

After the War:
He was a settler in the Dakota Territory about 1883 and later lived in Tiffin, OH.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 10/09/1844    Place of Birth: Parnassus, PA    
Death Date: 07/08/1924    Death Place: Tiffin, OH    Burial Place: Attica Venice Township Joint Cemetery, Attica, OH


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. 492 - 592  [AotW citation 13611]

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