Captain John Amrein

Captain John Amrein

Death 1925 (aged 92–93)
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 15276970 · View Source
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Before Antietam

He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 28th Ohio Infantry on 13 June 1861 at age 29. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the knee and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. He was promoted to Captain, Company B, on 1 October 1862, and resigned on 24 September 1863. He was commissioned Captain, 4th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) to date from 28 October 1863.

After the War

In 1866 he was in Louisiana. He served there as provost marshall at Opelousas, and as an agent of the Freedman's Bureau in New Orleans. He was discharged on 1 January 1868. He was US Consul to Singapore and at Bremen, Germany. He was living in Philadelphia, PA by 1896, in poor health, and was granted a pension of $50 per month based on his Army service. He was superintendent of the Fayetteville (AR) National Cemetery 1908-09, then at the City Point (VA) National Cemetery (1909-?). By 1921 he was living in Washington, DC and was superintendent of the Soldiers' Home National Cemetery there

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