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Pvt John Ewing Ammerman
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Birth: 1831
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1863
Jessamine County
Kentucky, USA

John Ewing Ammerman, son of William Ammerman and Rachel Eckert, was born in 1831 in Boggs Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. John is named after his maternal great grandfather, John Ewing. A coal worker by trade, he answered the call to protect the Union when he enlisted on 25 April 1861 as a private with 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C. He mustered out 31 July 1861 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. John then mustered as a Private on 17 Oct 1861 into 51st PA Infantry, Company G. John died of a disease 29 August 1863 contracted at Camp Nelson in Kentucky, 20 miles south of Lexington. He was buried the same day in what would become known as the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. In some records it states he died up in Covington, Kentucky but his unit was stationed down at Camp Nelson and his gravemarker is there at the National Cemetery about 100 miles from Covington.

John's father, 3 brothers (Thomas, William, and Henry with different units), and 3 brother-in-laws (Charles R. Fell and William Jackson Summers, and David Calvin Smith all with the 1st PA Cavalry) all answered the call to defend the Union. John and two brother-in-laws, Charles Fell and William Summers, died of diseases contracted in the army.

(I have seen Covington Cemetery. Grave Number 70, Section D for J.E. Ammerman)
Family links: 
  William Ammerman (1809 - 1875)
  Rachel Eckert Ammerman (1814 - 1864)
  John Ewing Ammerman (1831 - 1863)
  Phebe Ammerman Smith (1832 - 1896)*
  Henry Louis Ammerman (1846 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship

Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Jessamine County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: G, 0, 2026
Maintained by: David H. Eckert
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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- John G. Hall
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
I cherish each day that embraces me and allows me to breath the fresh air of freedom and I know full well the precious cost for this gift. A family's grief cannot be measured nor the emptiness filled when a loved one prematurely departs. War, it seems, ha...(Read more)
- David H. Eckert
 Added: Oct. 26, 2010
Thank you for your service cousin. Be thou at peace.....
- David H. Eckert
 Added: Sep. 4, 2010
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