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Joseph Zeigler

Joseph Zeigler

Rank: Private, Co. A, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

Descendant: Linda S

Joseph Zeigler was mustered into Pennsylvania state service at Pottsville, PA, June 19, 1863 as Private in Company A, 27th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Militia under Captain D. A. Smith and Colonel Jacob Frick. On duty in the Department of the Susquehanna. At Wrightsville engaged the enemy June 28, 1863, burned bridge at Columbia June 28, 1863. Honorable Discharge August 1, 1863.

At Harrisburg , PA enlisted on February 19, 1864, as a Private for three years in Company D, 48th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry under Captain Jacob Werner and Colonels J. F. Brannon and Pleasants. Regiment assigned to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Infantry, Army of the Potomac.

Participated in the following battles:

  • The Wilderness May 5, 1864

  • Spotsylvania May 8, 1864

  • Ny River May 12, 1864

  • Bloody Angle May 12, 1864

  • Stanards Mill May 21, 1864

  • North Anna River May 23 and 24, 1864

  • Pamunkey River May 26 through 28, 1864

  • Totopotomoy River May 28 through 31, 1864

  • Cold Harbor June 1, 1864

  • Bethesda Church June 13, 1864

  • Siege of Petersburg June 15, 1864 Weldon Railroad and Jerusalem Plank Road June 22 and 23, 1864

  • Mine Explosion at Petersburg July 30, 1864

  • Weldon Railroad August 18 through 21, 1864

  • Poplar Spring Church and Prebles Farm August 2 through September 29, 1864

  • Boyton Plank Road and Hatchers Run October 27 and 28, 1864

  • Fort Steadman March 25, 1865

  • Fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865

  • Appomattox, Lee’s Surrender April 9, 1865

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