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E.J. Krieger

E.J. Krieger

Federal (USV)


Ernst J. Krieger

(1833 - 1881)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 7th Ohio Infantry (3 months) in April 1861 and was appointed Sergeant. He re-enlisted as First Sergeant, Company K, 7th Ohio Infantry (3 years) on 20 June 1861 at age 28. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 13 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain of the Company on 9 February 1863. He was again wounded, in action at Ringgold, GA on 27 November 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 7 July 1864. On 23 September 1864 he was appointed Major of the 177th Ohio Infantry and mustered out with them on 24 June 1865.

After the War

He was unsuccessful in a machine building business. He had health problems possibly following from his Antietam wound and lived in the Soldier's Home in Dayton, OH from 1878. He was buried there in the Soldier's Home Cemetery (now the Dayton National Cemetery).

References & notes

His photograph and the information about his Antietam wound from Wilson1. Service details from the Roster2.


1833 in GERMANY


03/14/1881; Dayton, OH; burial in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 483, 641  [AotW citation 13077]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 233  [AotW citation 13086]