Lindenhurst Civil War Project
Bernhard Gessler, 21st Pennsylvania Infantry, Co. E
98th Pennsylvania Infantry, Cos E and K
1824 - 1889
Birth Date: 1824, Prussia
Date of Death: March 7, 1889
Burial Location: Breslau Cemetery, Lindenhurst, NY.
Enlistment Date: Enlisted on 4/29/1861 as a Captain.
On 4/29/1861 he was commissioned into "E" Co. PA 21st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/9/1861 at Philadelphia, PA
Enlisted on 9/19/1861 as a Sergeant.
On 9/19/1861 he was commissioned into "E" Co. PA 98th Infantry
He Resigned on 3/22/1862
On 9/6/1862 he Re-enlisted into "K" Co. PA 98th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/29/1865
1st Sergeant: 9/1/1863
Company: Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
9/6/1862 from company E to company K
11/1/1862 from company K to company I
6/10/1865 from company I to Field & Staff
Wounded/Sick: A/P 1-17-1889 Daily Star article, wounded 11 times.
Wife’s Name: Augusta
Birth Date: 1821, Saxony
Occupations: Pre War: Tailor
1850/1860: Philadelphia, PA
1886/1889 Babylon, NY
Wife’s Pension Application Date: January 30, 1891