(1829 - 1893)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 32 year old farmer in Celestine, he mustered as Corporal, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 15 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He was a color bearer at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and was wounded by a gunshot through his chest.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and was reduced to Private on 15 December 1863. He was wounded for the third time at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864, and mustered out on 6 October 1864.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Hall Township, Dubois County, IN.
References & notes
His service from Brown,1 as Andrew Steigel, and the Adjutant General.2 Personal details from his obituary in the Jasper Weekly Courier of 7 April 1893, family genealogists, and the US Census of 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Michelle Snelling for sending along details about her great-great-grandfather.
He married Bavarian-born Elizabeth Ochensbauer/Oxenbaner (1830-1912) in January 1851 and they had 11 children.
1829; Greenbrier, VA
04/03/1893; Hall Township, Dubois County, IN; burial in Saint Peter Celestine Catholic Cemetery, Celestine, IN
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 622 [AotW citation 18801]
2 State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 628 [AotW citation 27570]