Enlistment Date: December 22, 1864
Release Date: July 18, 1865
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company D
Irwin Peth was born in 1835 in Germany. He joined the army towards the end of the war and was placed in the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company D.
Peth’s regiment was stationed at the Savannah River until January 27, 1865, when it crossed the river towards Perrysburg. Throughout the regiment’s campaign from Savannah to Goldsboro, it encountered frequent skirmishes. The regiment then went to Raleigh were its commanders entered negotiations with General William Sherman of the Union receiving Confederate General Joseph Johnson’s surrender on April 26, 1865. Following this, the regiment was mustered out of service on July 18, 1865.
Following the war, he married twice and had at least one child. After his first wife died in 1880, he married Catherine Johnston on May 11, 1892. Irwin Peth died on January 17, 1918. His grave is in section A.
(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)