August Krieger, a native of Prussia, the subject of this record was born July 6, 1842; he emigrated from his native country to Floyd county, Ind., where he settled in 1850. May 23, 1880, he was married in New Albany, Ind., to Lenora Madlung. His wife was a daughter of John and Barbara (Wilt) Mudlung, and was born in 1860. Our subject was by trade a cooper when the late Civil conflict began; he was enrolled Aug. 29, 1862, at Camp Noble, Ind., as a private; he cast his lot as a soldier with Co. K, 93d Ind. V.I., which was assigned to 1st Brid., 1st Div., 17th A.C., also 16th and 14 A.C. May 18, 1863, he was wounded by fragment of shell in spine, rendering him helpless. In consequence of this wound, he was cared for in hospital at Vicksburg for six weeks. When able he returned to his Regt., and in the same year he was detailed at Memphis as teamster in Ambulance Corps, serving in this capacity until granted an honorable discharge Nov. 10, 1865, at Gainesville, Ala., upon the close of the war. With his Regt., he took an active part in the following engagements – Jackson, Salem, Raymond, Holly Springs, Grand Junction, Jackson, Black River Bridge, Champion Hills, Siege of Vicksburg, Nashville, pursuit of Price, Spanish Fort, Guntown, Pontotoc and Tupelo, marching during the service over 11,000 miles. Comrade Krieger is in receipt of a well-deserved pension, he is a member of Sanderson Post and has retired from active life. His address is New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
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