The following two excerpts were taken from Phisterer. The first is from Volume III, page 2123 (in the records of officers for 33rd Infantry) and the second is from Volume II, page 1171 (in the records of officers for the 1st Veteran Cavalry)
PLATNER, JOHN STRONG, age 24 years; enrolled May 1, 1861, at Geneva as First Lieutenant, Co. H, to serve two years; mustered in as Captain, May 22, 1861; as Major, January 24, 1862; mustered out with regiment, June 2, 1863, at Geneva, N.Y.; subsequent service in 1st Veteran Cavalry; commissioned, not mustered, First Lieutenant, July 4, 1861, with rank from May 1, 1861, original; Captain, July 4, 1861, with rank from May 25, 1861, vice C. Walker, promoted; Major, February 24, 1862, with rank from January 24, 1862, vice R. J. Mann, resigned.
PLATNER, JOHN S., late Major, 33d Infantry; appointed Lieutenant-Colonel, this regiment, July 20, 1863, to serve three years; mustered in as such, at Geneva, September 24, 1863; as Colonel, December 13, 1864; mustered out with regiment, July 20, 1865, at Camp Piatt, W. Va.; Brigadier-General, U.S. Volunteers by brevet, from March 13, 1865; commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel, November 20, 1863, with rank from September 24, 1863, original; Colonel, December 30, 1863, with rank from December 3, 1863, vice Taylor, discharged.
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