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Birth: Apr. 13, 1842 Newville Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
Death: Sep. 21, 1903 Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
The son of Joseph Arthur & Jane Elmira Woodburn Ege and husband of Henrietta Virginia (Richardson) Ege, whom he married on September 2, 1868.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Newville, Cumberland County, August 6, 1862, and mustered in Harrisburg August 14 with Co. E, 130th Pa Inf, at the rank of 2nd sergeant. Promoted to 1st sergeant August 17, 1862, and to 2nd lieutenant December 13, 1862. Suffered a "slight" head wound at Fredericksburg and again in the arm and chest at the battle of Chancellorsville. Also enlisted in Harrisburg June 26, 1863, with Co. F, 1st Pa Battalion, at the rank of 1st lieutenant. Promoted to captain July 13, 1863, and discharged January 9, 1864.
Reenlisted January 13, 1864, and mustered February 26 as captain of Co. D, 187th Pa Inf. Promoted to lieutenant colonel June 19, 1865, and discharged August 3, 1865.
Burial: Hillside Cemetery Roslyn Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
Short notes from 187th., Pennsylvania Regimental History.
Company F. Captain Joseph A. Ege, Cumberland county, June 26, 1863.
Company F., Captain Joseph A. Ege, June 26, 1863, promoted from First Lieutenant July 13, 1863. Mustered out with company January 9, 1864.
May 19 or 20, 1864, the members of company D., presented Captain Joseph A. Ege with a very beautiful sword and belt.
June 23, 1864, Captain Joseph A. Ege was slightly wounded in the thumb by a piece of shell.
Joseph A. Ege, Lieutenant Colonel, February 26, 1864. Promoted from Captain Co. D., June 18, 1865. Mustered out with Regiment August 3, 1865.