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F.T. Beerer

F.T. Beerer

Federal (USV)


Franklin Theodore Beerer

(1836 - 1899)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in the drug business in Philadelphia, then US Customs Inspector. He enlisted for 3 months' service in Company C, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 May 1861. He then enlisted as Corporal, Company B, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry (March 1862?).

On the Campaign

He was shot through the left knee and left elbow, and struck by shrapnel in the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was at Camp Convalescent, MD before being discharged for disability on 10 December 1862.

After the War

He was in the cigar making business and was a pension attorney by 1889.

References & notes

His picture from a photograph offered for sale (2015) by Horse Soldier Antiques, with details from family genealogists and Samuel T. Wiley's Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Montgomery County (1895).


05/21/1836; Upper Hanover Township, PA


07/1899; burial in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, PA