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Corp Peter Oswald Weiser
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1833
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1933
Polk County
Nebraska, USA

He was the son of George and Barbara Ann (Oswald) Weiser.

Civil War Veteran - Served Company K, 2nd Iowa Regiment, Iowa Cavalry. Also served: CPL Co. K, 2nd Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry.

He was at Bird's Point, New Madrid, Fort Pillow, Pittsburg Landing, and were in the advance of Pope's division on Corinth, participating in the siege at that place.

After assisting in cutting the railroad at Booneville, he was captured on May 30, 1862, was first taken to Black Land, then to Mobile, Alabama, where he was confined until July 4, 1862, and after a few days at Selma, Alabama, was held at Macon, Georgia, until October, when he was taken to Libby prison, and quartered on the second floor of that building until about the middle of the month.

He was then taken to Aiken's Landing and paroled, and after a month or six weeks spent at Annapolis was ordered to Saint Louis, where he was exchanged.

At the time of his capture he weighed one hundred and eighty-five pounds, but on being released from those loathsome prison pens of the south he weighed less than one hundred pounds.

On rejoining his regiment at La Grange, Tennessee, they operated along the Memphis & Charleston railroad, and took part in the Grierson raid. At White Station, Tennessee, Mr. Weiser was discharged, after three years and three months spent in the service, and returned to his home with an honorable war record.

He was a member of Richard O.D. Cummings Post, No. 102, G.A.R. at Shelby, Nebraska in which he has served as commander and also as quartermaster for two terms, and senior-vice president. Last member: Peter Weiser died 1/22/1933 Age 99.

Cause of death: Arteriosclerosis.
Family links: 
  L. Eveline Metts Weiser (1851 - 1938)*
  George E. Weiser (1872 - 1955)*
  Minnie Mae Weiser Bockoven (1875 - 1976)*
  Eva Maud B. Weiser (1881 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Polk County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 5, Section 5
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Jul 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113940962
Corp Peter Oswald Weiser
Added by: Beth Sparrow
Corp Peter Oswald Weiser
Added by: Beth Sparrow
Corp Peter Oswald Weiser
Added by: Beth Sparrow
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He was a member of the Richard O.D. Cummings Post, No. 102, G.A.R. at Shelby, Nebraska.
- Member#47194125
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014

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