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J.K. Sigfried

J.K. Sigfried

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Joshua K. Sigfried

(1832 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, from Port Clinton, he enrolled on 22 April 1861 as Captain, Company C, 6th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered out with them on 27 July in Harrisburg and enrolled again, being commissioned Major of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 October 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 30 November.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Colonel on 20 September 1862. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers on 1 August 1864. He mustered out with the regiment at the end of their term of service on 11 October 1864.

After the War

He was in mining and railroad businesses, and became a Major General in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. The photograph above is part of a scan provided by John David Hoptak, from an original by descendant David Sigfried of New Jersey. John has also posted an 1863 New Year's letter of Sigfried's.


07/04/1832; Orwigsburg, PA


07/19/1896; Pottstown, PA; burial in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25075]