Enlistment Date: September 15, 1864
Release Date: June 12, 1865
Unit: 211th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company H
Andrew Zink was born in 1842 in Pennsylvania. At the age of 22 he joined the army and was placed in the in Company H, 211th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.
In March, 1865, the regiment fought at the Battle of Fort Stedman, where the regiment received orders to distract the enemy. When the Confederates saw the regiment advancing they stopped firing, and the Union quickly forced them to retreat from the fort. The 211th also fought in the Siege of Petersburg. The members of the 211th joined on April 2, 1865, the last day of the battle, and helped push the last of the Confederate army out of the city. The regiment suffered many casualties during this battle, with Zink being among the wounded. After the fall of Petersburg, the regiment moved to Alexandria, where it stayed until it was mustered out.
After his service, Zink became a farmer. He later married Mary, and they had a child. He died in 1914 and is buried in Section C.