Ferdinand Scheibe

BirthApril 11, 1844
DeathJuly 8, 1930
CemeteryMount Hope (West Point)
PostCrawford (West Point)
Unit27th Wisconsin Infantry, Company A

Private Ferdinand Scheibe

Company A, 27th Wisconsin Infantry

Scheibe was born in Germany on April 11, 1844. He was residing in Kewaunee (Kewaunee County), Wisconsin when he enlisted in the regiment on August 21, 1862. Scheibe was mustered in the regiment on March 7, 1863. He served about 29 months and was mustered out on August 29, 1865.

The 27th Wisconsin Infantry was organized in Milwaukee in the fall of 1862. The regiment was officially mustered on March 7, 1863. During Scheibe’s enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 4-July 4, 1863).

Capture of Little Rock (AK) (September 10, 1863).

Battle of Jenkin’s Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864).

Campaign against Mobile (AL) (March 17-April 12, 1865).

The regiment lost 259 soldiers during the Civil War. Twenty-two enlisted men were killed and mortally wounded in combat. Five (5) officers and 232 enlisted men died due to disease.

The Battle of Jenkin’s Ferry was the mostly costly for the regiment in the War. The regiment lost 6 soldiers, 26 were wounded, 16 were captured, and 1 soldier was reported missing.

Scheibe died on July 8, 1930 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in West Point (Cuming County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Crawford Post (#197) of the Grand Army of the Republic in West Point.

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