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J.A. Steel

J.A. Steel

Federal (USV)


John A. Steel

(? - 1899)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company B to date from 17 September 1862 and was wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was appointed Adjutant of the regiment on 15 August 1863. He was appointed Acting Adjutant General of the Brigade and wounded for the third time, near Petersburg, VA on 18 June 1864. He mustered out with the regiment on 10 September 1864.

References & notes

Basic service information from Ward,1 source also of his picture. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/23/1899; Pittsburgh, PA; burial in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, opposite pg. 15; pg. 298  [AotW citation 21554]