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Federal (USV)


Lewis W. Dreher

(1841 - 1870)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Owen County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. January 1862, but was reduced to Private on 26 June 1862 at his own request.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the German Reformed Church hospital in Sharpsburg, and at the US Army General Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, where he was discharged for wounds on 2 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from Brown,1 which lists him as Lewis W. Dreuhr, and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as Lewis W. Dieher. Wound information from Nelson2 with hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/24/1841 in PA


10/07/1870; Owen County, IN; burial in Fertig Cemetery, Owen County, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 617  [AotW citation 18778]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 194  [AotW citation 18779]