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Federal (USV)


Peter Bieber

(1825 - 1884)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 35 year old cooper in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted in Buffalo on 14 October 1861 to serve two years and mustered in the same day as a Private in Company A, 21st New York Infantry. He was wounded at 2nd Bull Run on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, in the right arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 15 January 1863.

After the War

By 1867 and to at least 1880 he was again a cooper in Buffalo.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the Buffalo City Directory (1867), and the US Census of 1860-1880; also as Peter Beiber. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married the widow Caroline Markowitz Koenig/King (1811-1887) in about 1846; she had 3 children from her previous marriage.


05/01/1825; Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, FRANCE


10/10/1884; Buffalo, NY; burial in Forest Lawn, Buffalo, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 182  [AotW citation 28137]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 293  [AotW citation 28138]