|Birth||Sept. 19, 1847|
|Death||March 26, 1938|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Unit||11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B|
Private Peter Binkley
Company B, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Binkley was born in McConnellsburg (Fulton County), Pennsylvania on September 19, 1847. He was residing in Franklln (Venango County), Pennsylvania when he enlisted in the regiment on February 29, 1864. Pennsylvania records indicate that he was employed as a laborer. He went on to serve about 17 months before he was discharged on August 13, 1865 at Manchester, Virginia.
He joined the regiment in the first half of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was assigned to siege operations at Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia between June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. During that time, the regiment fought at the Battle of Ream’s Station (June 29, 1864). The losses were extensive to the regiment with 15 soldiers killed, 18 wounded, 66 captured, and 3 reported missing. The unit was at the Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.
Binkley died on March 26, 1938 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Binkley was a member of the Custer Post (#7) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.