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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 Antietam

He enlisted in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 August 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


10/09/1844; Parnassus, PA


07/08/1924; Tiffin, OH; burial in 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]