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Federal (USV)


John Geibers

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company E.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 14 September 1862.

The State roster says he was wounded sometime in September 1862, and deserted at South Mountain. The War Department changed Pvt. Geibers' status to "Missing in Action". Lt. Marston of his Company stated that Geiber was with the company on September 14, at South Mountain and "with us in line." Later he says "it is my belief that he was killed in that battle".

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Source of death information is an 1888 letter from Lt. Marston to the Pension Office. Thanks to Joe Stahl for finding that reference.




1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 513 - 514  [AotW citation 6139]