Emil Knepper
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U.S./C.S.
Emil A. KNEPPER
Biography
Iowa
Co. F, 4th Iowa Infantry
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Enlisted

Enlisted July 10, 1861, as Third Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 8, 1861. Wounded in side slightly Dec. 29, 1862, Vicksburg, Miss. Wounded in finger slightly May 19, 1863, Vicksburg, Miss.

Discharged

Mustered out Sept. 4, 1865, Jonesboro, Ga.

Height

5 1/4 (from US Army enlistment)

Complexion

dark (from US Army enlistment)

Hairs

brown (from US Army enlistment)

Eyes

hazel (from US Army enlistment)

Born

about 1835 ? (see bellow)

Biography :

Emil Knepper  is found in the 1860 census at Franklin, Monona County, Iowa, a day laborer born about 1834, working for W. D. Thompson, Engineer.
I find an Emil Knepper having previously enlisted in the US Army on February 12, 1858 in New York for 5 years, deserted May 26, 1858. He stated being 23 years old (so born around 1835) a clerk and born Luxembourg, Belgium.

If so, his age at enlistment in 1861 was rather 32 not 22 if he is the same man found in the census and in the US Army records.

No other information found, no pension filled.

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