Captain (Private?) James Daniel Koger
A Company

 

He enlisted on the 8 February 1863 at Falling Water, Hamilton Co, TN.

 

Sent to hospital on 19 April 1863, when the Regiment were at Tullahoma, TN.

 

Served to the end and was paroled on the 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.

 

He was born 20 January 1845 in Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN, the son of David and Caroline Mary (Davis) Kroger.

 

After the war for 17 years he was in business in Nashville, TN and then he located to Hickman, Fulton, Co, KY, where he went into the grain business.

 

He became Vice-President and General Manager of the St. Louise and Tennessee River Packet Company.

 

Married Dorothy Hellner in Hickman, KY, on the 12 October 1881 and they had three children. She was born 13 August 1857 and died in Paducah, KY on 17 September 1830 as the widow of James Koger. She had received her education at St. Ceceila’s in Nashville, TN.

 

At some time or other they moved to Paducah, McCracken Co, KY.

 

He died 5 October 1926. They are both buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Puducah, McCracken Co, KY.

 

(He is buried as Captain James Daniel Koger its possible that he was promoted to this rank near the end as the Regiment was so short of officers but there is no information in this.)

 


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