Peter Storch


BirthNov. 24, 1839
DeathJuly 24, 1932
CemeteryFullerton (Fullerton)
PostLive Eagle (Fullerton)
Unit14th Ohio Infantry, Company D

Corporal Peter Storch

Company D, 14th Ohio Infantry

Storch was born in Germany on November 24, 1839. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 4, 1861. Regimental records indicate that the veterans re-enlisted on December 17, 1863. Storch was promoted to corporal on October 10, 1864. He served about 3 years and 10 months before he was discharged on July 11, 1865.

The 14th Ohio Infantry was organized at Toledo between August 14 and September 5, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit fought in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862)

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863). Regimental losses were 45 killled, 69 wounded, 42 captured, and 8 were reported missing.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Jonesboro (GA) (August 31-September 1, 1864). Regimental losses were 18 killed and 23 wounded on September 1, 1864).

General Sherman’s March to the Sea (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Storch died on July 24, 1932 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Fullerton Cemetery in Fullerton (Nance County), Nebraska. Storch was a member of the Live Eagle Post (#147) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fullerton.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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