Peter Fritzer


BirthJune 22, 1844
DeathMay 5, 1935
CemeteryOxford (Oxford)
PostBailey (Edison)
Unit104th Ohio Infantry, Company E

Private Peter Fritzer

Company E, 104th Ohio Infantry

Fritzer was born in Germany on June 22, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 23, 1863. Fritzer served about 18 months before transferring to Company I of the 183rd Ohio Infantry on June 15, 1865. Fritzer served 1 month with the new unit and was mustered out on July 17, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.

The 104th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Massilion, Ohio on August 30, 1862. Fritzer would have joined the regiment in the early days of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Operations against General John Bell Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrender the Army of Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin was the most costly engagement for the regiment. The unit lost 11 soldiers, 32 were wounded, and 6 were taken prisoner.

Fritzer died on May 5, 1935 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford (Harlan County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of Bailey Post (#346) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Edison, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln and the Mason Post (#108) in Oxford.

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


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