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George B. Kiehl

George B. Kiehl was born December 17, 1837 in Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company K, 172nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on October 22, 1862 as a First Sergeant. Early in 1863 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. The unit spent most of the time in garrison at Yorktown, Virginia doing drill, artillery and rifle practice. The unit participated with the 11th Corps in pursuit of Lee's retreating army following the Battle of Gettysburg. On August 1, 1863, the unit was mustered out of service in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Grand Army of the Republic badge on his coat indicates that he was Past Officer. His cap shows an officer insignia. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic Gowen Post #23 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He died at Ashland, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1917. He is buried at Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania. Photograph and information provided by George B. Kiehl's great great grandson, Drew Techner.

George B. Kiehl

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