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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Louis Koster

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

Birth

c. 1840

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company A, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24331]