Theodore Kipp


BirthFeb. 15, 1843
DeathJan. 6, 1936
PostBoomer (Tekamah)

Private Theodore Kipp

Company G, 128th New York Infantry

Veteran Reserve Corps

Kipp was born on February 15, 1843. He enlisted in the regiment on August 12, 1862 and was mustered on August 18, 1862. Kipp served about 2 years before transferring to the Veterans Reserve Corps (VRC). The VRC was organized for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from an illness. They were assigned light duty and their placement allowed more able-bodied to be sent to front-line duty. The reason for Kipp’s assignment to the VRC was not available.

The 128th New York Infantry was mustered on September 4, 1862 at Hudson, New York. During Kipp’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in the Siege of Port Hudson (LA) (May 24-July 9, 1863). During the Siege, the unit lost 21 men, 57 were wounded, and 6 were captured.

Kipp died on January 6, 1936 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, California. He was a charter member of the Boomer Post (#118) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Tekamah. In addition, he was the last member of the Gossard Post (#315) of the GAR in Herman, Nebraska.

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


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