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 John C Lauffer

John C Lauffer

Birth
Death 3 Aug 1921 (aged 75)
Burial Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 131658501 · View Source
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On February 26, 1864, 17-year-old John Lauffer joined Company F, 11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, under the command of Gen. Richard Coulter. According to Private Lauffer's muster papers from the National Archives, he was a farmer from Westmoreland County, 5'7", with hazel eyes, brown hair, and dark complexion. The papers go on to state that he was "taken prisoner by the enemy on August 19, 1864 at Weldon Railroad," near Petersburg Virginia, and spent about nine months as a POW in several Southern prison camps. He was released from the notorious Andersonville Prison on May 2, 1865, and was mustered out of the service in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 8, 1865.

Per his Death Certificate, died from being thrown from a wagon.



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  • Created by: RobMinteer57
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131658501
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John C Lauffer (27 Apr 1846–3 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131658501, citing Pine Run Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024) .