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Federal (USV)

Private

Franz Krueger

(1834 - 1920)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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

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

10/17/1834 in PRUSSIA

Death

05/16/1920 Ellsworth, WI; burial in 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]