24 November 2014

Military Monday: John F Huber

The Civil War affected everyone in every profession. The medical field was no different. John F. Huber, MD, served the Union as a surgeon.

He enlisted on 25 August 1861 as an Assistant Surgeon. That day, he was commissioned an officer in Company S, where he served - during his tenure in the service - in the Pennsylvania 49th Infantry Regiment, the Pennsylvania 131st Infantry Regiment, and the Pennsylvania 50th Infantry Regiment. He was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Volunteers Medical Staff Infantry Regiment on 07 November 1863. On 13 March 1865, Huber was promoted to Brevet Lt Colonel. He was finally mustered out on 04 June 1866.

Huber is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery, in Lancaster. That is actually where I first stumbled upon the doctor. He was born 22 November 1825 and passed on 15 February 1868.

He left a widow, Louisa.

Source:
Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

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Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.