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Federal (USV)


John Charles Kipka

(c. 1832 - 1863)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served as Corporal in Company A, 8th Ohio (3 months) in April and May 1861. He enlisted in Company A, 8th Ohio Infantry (3 years) as Sergeant at age 29 on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died at the US 2nd Corps Hospital 4 July 1863 from wounds received at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. He has markers at the Gettysburg National Cemetery (as John C. Kisska) and Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.

More on the Web

His Carved Burl Wood pipe was offered by Heritage Auctions in 2008 and by Rock Island Auctions in 2013.


c. 1832


07/04/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 192 - 198  [AotW citation 14767]