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Federal (USV)


Israel Strausser

(1835 - 1905)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old laborer, he enlisted at Hamburg, PA on 22 October 1861 in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded with "contusions on belly" in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA on 10 May 1864. Transferred to Company G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October 1864, and was recorded as absent, wounded at muster out.

After the War

He was living in West Leesport in 1905.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 andhis Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' card. His injury at Crampton’s Gap from diaries of Henry Keiser and Jacob Haas - transcribed online by Jake Wynn. Death information from the Reading Times of 11 July 1905, page 6.


09/30/1835; Berks County, PA


07/07/1905; West Leesport, PA; burial in St. John's (Gernant's) Church Cemetery, Leesport, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15393]