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Federal (USV)


Peter Augustus Filbert

(1833 - 1924)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A clerk from Pine Grove, he was mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 10th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service on 23 April 1861 and mustered out 31 July. He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company B, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as Captain.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date from 30 July 1862. He was discharged 22 December 1862. He mustered as Major of the 39th Infantry, Militia of 1863 about 1 July 1863 and mustered out 2 August 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His presence on the Campaign from Colonel Cake’s Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His brother William was a private with him in Company D/10th Infantry and B/96th.


11/20/1833; Pine Grove, PA


01/31/1924; Pine Grove, PA; burial in Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15349]