(c. 1840 - ?)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 21, from York County, he enlisted as Private in Company A, 12th South Carolina Infantry 0n 20 August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg in September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled on 29 September 1862, with no further record. The post-war Roll lists him as a deserter at Sharpsburg.
References & notes
His service from the Roll,1 as Louis Koester. He's also seen as L. Kaester. Thanks to Barry Truluck for details from his Consolidated Service Records via fold3.