Philip Zeigler

BirthSept. 17, 1842
DeathOct. 10, 1933
CemeteryEdgar (Edgar)
PostEllsworth (Edgar)
Unit208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F

Private Philip Zeigler

Company F, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

Zeigler was born in Pennsylvania on September 27, 1842. He was residing in Perry County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 6, 1864. Zeigler served about 9 months before his discharge on June 1, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia.

The 208th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg between August 16 and September 12, 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was engaged in several battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond (VA) (September 1864 to April 1865).

Battle of Fort Stedman (VA) (March 25, 1865).

Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).

Capture of Petersburg (VA) (April 2, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).

Zeigler died October 10, 1933 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Edgar Cemetery in Edgar (Clay County), Nebraska. Zeigler was a member of the following Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:

Ellsworth Post (#16) in Edgar, Nebraska.

Geary Post (#81) in Juniata, Nebraska.

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