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Federal (USV)


John Lorenz

(1828 - 1903)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Born John Lorenz, in 1860 he was a farm laborer at Buffalo, NY. He enlisted there on 1 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company A, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 13 February 1863. He enlisted again, on 7 September 1863 as a Private in Company K, 12th New York Cavalry and mustered out with them at Raleigh, NC on 19 July 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1892 he was a laborer in Buffalo.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3, with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles,2 both as John Lawrence or Laurence. Personal details from family genealogists, the New York State Census of 1892, and the US Census of 1860-1880, also as John Lorenz. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as John Lawrence.

He married Sophia Siebrecht (1822-) and they had daughters Mary K (1858-1942) and Anna Florence (1863-1933).


1828; Saxony, PRUSSIA


1903; burial in Saint John Cemetery, Cheektowaga, 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. 245; For 1894, V.3, 1166  [AotW citation 28144]

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 28145]