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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