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Federal (USV)


Lewis Fritz

(1835 - 1892)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old moulder, he enlisted at Windsor, PA on 16 October 1861 in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by contusion on the 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 12 May 1864. Transferred to Company G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October 1864, and was recorded as absent, wounded at muster out.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and his Pennsylvania Civil War Veteran's card. His injury at Crampton’s Gap from diaries of Henry Keiser and Jacob Haas - transcribed online by Jake Wynn. His gravestone is on Findagrave.


03/25/1835 in GERMANY


10/02/1892; burial in Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15395]