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L. Vanderhoef

L. Vanderhoef

Federal (USV)


Lorenzo Vanderhoef

(1840 - 1912)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

The rest of the War

He 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.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. His war diaries were published in 1990 as I Am Now a Soldier!, edited by Kenneth R. Martin and Ralph L. Snow. His photograph from one in the collection of the Medina (OH) Historical Society.


1840 in OH




1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 256 - 260  [AotW citation 14761]