Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fiddler's Green: John Peffer

I received a request for information on an ancestor in the comments section without any contact info, so I'll post it here in hopes the requester will see it.

John Peffer originally enlisted in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was 20 at the time of his enlistment. The following year, he was one of hundreds of volunteers who joined regular cavalry regiments.

John was enlisted into Company B, 6th US Cavalry in Knoxville, Maryland by Lieutenant Claflin on October 28, 1862 for the balance of his three year term. His enlistment documents describe him as 5'7 1/2" inches tall, with dark hair, dark eyes and a light complexion. He was discharged at the expiration of his term of service in the field in virginia on June 22, 1864 as a private.

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