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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 the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 20 on 5 June 1861. He was appointed Sergeant 11 June 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Birth State: 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]

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