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F.T. Beerer
F.T. Beerer

Federal (USV)


Franklin Theodore Beerer

(1836 - 1899)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in the drug business in Philadelphia, then US Customs Inspector. He enlisted for 3 months' service in Company C, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 May 1861. He then enlisted as Corporal, Company B, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry (March 1862?).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was shot through the left knee and left elbow, and struck by shrapnel in the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was at Camp Convalescent, MD before being discharged for disability on 10 December 1862.

After the War:
He was in the cigar making business and was a pension attorney by 1889.

References, Sources, and other notes:
His picture from a photograph offered for sale (2015) by Horse Soldier Antiques, with details from family genealogists and Samuel T. Wiley's Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County (1895).

Birth Date: 05/21/1836    Place of Birth: Upper Hanover Township, PA    
Death Date: 07/1899    Burial Place: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, PA

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