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Federal (USV)

Private

Franz Krueger

(1834 - 1920)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Herman, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 27 April 1861.

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. The State Roster has him as Frank Krueger. Further details from the Registers2. His gravesite is on Findagrave, under Frank Krueger.

Birth Date: 10/17/1834    Birth State: PRUSSIA    
Death Date: 05/16/1920    Death Place: Ellsworth, WI    Burial Place: Thurston Hill Cemetery, Beldenville, WI



Notes

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]



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