b. 1839 Germany. d. 31/05/1930 Syracuse, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/11/1863 Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
Peter Kappesser enlisted in the Army from Syracuse, New York on August 31, 1862. He received the Medal of Honor by the Secretary of War for the capture of a Confederate battle flag from Walthall's Mississippi Brigade of the 34th Mississippi Infantry at The Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee on November 24, 1863.
The Battle of Lookout Maintain was part of the Third Battle of Chattanooga. Kappesser mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. After the war he was a member of the William Lilly Post of the GAR, Syracuse, New York, and served as its Quartermaster. He died of appendicitis at age 91 on May 31, 1930.
Capture of Confederate flag (Bragg's army).
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.
Section 31, Lot 9
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