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Zorger - PA & Civil War

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Zorger - PA & Civil War

Posted: 13 Sep 2001 6:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zorger, Redman, Hurd, Geistwite, Bradigan
Looking for info on Civil War veterans named Zorger who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry.

1) Zorger, George M., Pvt Co B; mustered Sep 14, 1861; captured Jun 23, 1864, at Weldon Railroad; born Aug 10, 1842, the son of Martin and Mary Ann Zorger; died Dec 20, 1864; a farmer from Goldsboro, York County; captured at the battle of Carter's Woods, shot in left leg at the battle of Spottsylvania, and imprisoned at Andersonville; a half second cousin to Peter F. Zorger; died in Forence Prison; died in Florence Stockade, Florence, South Carolina

2) Zorger, Isaac U. (W.) (H.); Pvt Co B; mustered Oct 30, 1861; discharged Nov 13, 1864; born 1843; died Mar 23, 1898; a laborer from Harrisburg, Dauphin County; 5' 2"; lost his left index finger in an 1887 work-related accident

3) Zorger, Peter Frysinger, Pvt Co B; mustered Sep 14, 1861; discharged Apr 7, 1865; born Apr 16, 1846; died Feb 11, 1897; a laborer and peddler from Goldsboro, York County; 5' 7", sandy hair, brown eyes; captured at the battle of Carter's Woods, deserted from Camp Parole, and arrested; suffered many cases of diarrhea and was not on active duty after May 15, 1864; captured again September 24, 1864, on his way home to be discharged and imprisoned at Salisbury until March 5, 1865; listed Samuel Zorger as next of kin; upon returning from the army, he got Leah "Lil" Redman of York Haven pregnant [Charles Henry b. 08/10/67]; arrested for bastardy, and he paid Leah $100; married Anna Catherine Hurd October 1, 1868; children: Daniel H., Annie C., Charles E., and Phillip E.; shacked up with Annie E. Geistwite Bradigan and moved to Indiana in 1880; remarried Annie Geistwite in Indiana but neither divorced their first spouses, so a battle of the widow's pension ensued after Peter's death; buried in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

4) Zorger, William F., 1st Sgt Co A; mustered Sep 11, 1861; discharged Oct 13, 1864; born 1843; died Dec 15, 1904; a machinist from York; 6' 1", blue eyes, dark hair; captured at the battle of Carter's Woods; one part of C.S.R. saying he did not return to the regiment until January 8, 1864, and another that he was on duty during that entire time; shot above the right hip at the battle of Monocacy, the ball passing out his back near the spine; married Mary C. ?; as of 1879, lived in Philadelphia; buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, North York Borough, York County, Pennsylvania

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