Peter Witmer


BirthOct. 25, 1842
DeathJan. 27, 1930
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
Unit9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B

Private Peter Witmer

Company B, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (92nd Volunteers)

Witmer was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1842. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on October 31, 1862. Witmer served about 2 years and 9 months. He was discharged on July 18, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina.

The 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (also known as the 92nd Volunteers) was organized at Harrisburg in October and November 1861. During Witmer’s enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Chickamauga Campaign (GA) (August 16-September 22, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).

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) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Witmer died January 27, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska.

Doc – Witmer(9PA).doc

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


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