(1840 - 1912)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry
He enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 20 on 5 June 1861. He was appointed Sergeant 11 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
"Corporal Lorenzo Vanderhoef went down on his face with one wound, only to be hit again as he lay helpless, taking 'four gunshot wounds, one (slight) in the head, one near the lower point of the breastbone, one downward through the left shoulder joint... and the fourth in the right side.'
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD and was discharged at Falmouth, VA on 12 March 1863 for his Antietam wounds.
After the War
He was a farmer at Homerville, OH. By 1879 (and at least to 1891) he was a statistical clerk in the US Treasury Department in Washington DC. He died in Los Angeles, CA while attending a GAR event.
References & notes
06/20/1840; Homer, OH
09/16/1912; Los Angeles, CA; burial in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC