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Jacob Ungerer, Civil War Soldier

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Jacob Ungerer
Born at West Point, N.Y._Son of Jaboc Ungerer_By occupation a Machiniest_Married_At the age of 33, on 12 July, 1862, enlisted for 3 years in the 37th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry_Mustered 7 September and assigned to Co. “A”_Rank Private with no subsequent changes._
For 20 months he was with his command participating in all its campaigns, during which time he received no wounds or was furloughed_In April 1864, was transferred to the Navy as ordinary seaman, first having been assigned to the {???} ship “Alleghany” then lying in harbor at Baltimore, Md. For 3 months he did duty on board this vessel when he was transferred to the gunboat “{Zouave}”. Three days after the transfer, he was appointed Quarter Master, and as such served five months, during which time the {???} {???} {???} {???} and Norfolk as dispatch boat. Taken sick, he was transferred from the “{???}” to Portsmouth Naval Hospital and there to Brooklyn Naval Hospital from which 4 December 1864 he was discharged on account of disability from illness.


ca. 1861-1865


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