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Joseph G. Klinefelter

Joseph G. Klinefelter enlisted as a Private on August 27, 1862 and was mustered into Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (Knapps Battery). At his enlistment, he was 5 feet, 7 inches, had hazel eyes, black hair and light complexion. During the war, he served as an Artificer for the cannons. He was wounded (in his leg) and captured on September 17, 1862 during the Battle of Antietam, Maryland. He was taken to and confined at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. He was paroled at Aikens Landing, Virginia on October 6, 1862. He subsequently saw service with Sherman's Army on its march through the Georgia in 1864. He was mustered out of service on June 16, 1865 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After the war, he joined and later became the Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) J.B. McPherson Post #117 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph and information submitted by Joseph G. Klinefelter's great great grandson, Dean Thomson.


Joseph G. Klinefelter, Commander
(Memorial Day, May 30, 1911, Last man on left)
J.B. McPherson GAR Post #117, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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