(1834 - 1920)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
From Herman, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 27 April 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
By then a Corporal, he was discharged to enlist in the Regular Army on 28 January 1863. He enlisted at Ft. Schuyler, NY on that date. He was listed as Frank Kruger, age 23 (actually 28), and was described as having gray eyes, dark hair and complexion, and being 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was assigned to Battery B, 5th US Artillery. He reenlisted in January 1864.
References & notes
10/17/1834 in PRUSSIA
05/16/1920 Ellsworth, WI; burial in Thurston Hill Cemetery, Beldenville, WI
1 Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 423 - 425 [AotW citation 15250]
2 US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 140, pg. 403 [AotW citation 15273]