(1821 - 1875)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
He was admitted to the bar in Reading on 13 January 1849 and was Mayor there 1856-57 and 1861-63. He was elected Major of the 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862.
On the Campaign
The Regiment advanced through East Woods and into the Cornfield at about 6:45 am. Col Croasdale was killed and LColonel Hammersly was severely wounded almost immediately. Major Wanner assumed command of the Regiment, and rallied the troops in position til relieved.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 29 November 1862.
After the War
He returned to Reading, and served the remainder of his term as Mayor. He was a lawyer there for the rest of his life.
References & notes
09/29/1875; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 23893]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 23894]