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John L. Kierstead
Private John L. Kierstead; Company G, 51st Illinois Infantry

John L. Kierstead enlisted as a Private on 29 Feb 1864.
He was mustered into the Illinois 51st Infantry regiment on 20 Mar 1864.
He served more than 19 months in the 51st Illinois Infantry regiment; 20 Mar 1864 to 04 Sept 1865.

While John L. Kierstead was in service, the 51st Illinois Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Marietta [Pine Hill], Ga. 11-14 Jun 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., 27 Jun 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 19-20 Jun 1864
  • Jonesboro, Ga. 31 Aug - 01 Sept 1864
  • Spring Hill, Tenn., 29 Nov 1864
  • Franklin, Tenn., 30 Nov 1864
  • Nashville, Tenn., 15-16 Nov 1864.

    John L. Kierstead was mustered out on 04 Sept 1865 at Camp Irwin, Texas.

    The CWSSS database reports 'Kierstadt' as an alternative surname.

    The CVGR reports John L. Kierstead's
  • birth year as 1842
  • death date as 27 Jun 1909.

  • CVGR, Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, cards available at the Colorado State Archive, Denver, CO.
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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