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Federal (USV)


Ferdinand Kleiber

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 22 in New York City, and mustered in as Corporal, Company C, 59th New York Infantry on 20 August 1861. He was promoted Sergeant on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again in action on 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He was promoted to First Sergeant in July 1863. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in February 1864, as Friedrich Kloeber.

After the War

In the 1889 directory of the Association of Survivors of the Regiment, his address was listed as Company E, 15th US Infantry.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, which also lists his last name as Oleber. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


c. 1839


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, Issue 26 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8741]