Service Record: Joined for duty and enrolled Oct. 7, 1861 at Wheeling; mustered in Nov. 14, 1861 at Wheeling. He was captured at Winchester May 25, 1862 & in hospital; paroled and at Camp Lew Wallace in Oct. 1862. He was captured again on Sept. 11, 1863 at Moorefield, Hardy Co., (W)Va. According to the POW record, he died while a POW, and his stated age in the Prisoner of War record is 39, occupation Cooper. He died of Pleuritis at the Confederate Hospital at Richmond on March 17, 1864. - From the W. Va. Adj. Gen. Descriptive Roll for Company K: John Kiger, 38, 5'10"; light hair; blue eyes; fair complexion; born in Ohio County; cooper; enrolled Oct. 7, 1861 at Wheeling. - John Kigar, 33, cooper, was found in the 1860 census of Sherrard, Marshall County, with possible parents, Andrew Kigar, 63, and Hannah, 48. In 1850, Andrew Kiger, 55, and Hannah Kiger, 45, were living in Ohio County. John, the cooper, is not found, but a younger, Hannah, age 20, was also in the home. She married Roger Irwin in 1860 and lived in Sherrard, Marshall County. -- MANY people have identified the son of Andrew and Hannah as John T. Kiger. The soldier's middle initial might have been "T" but he was not the man they claim was the son of Andrew and Hannah. Despite an extensive obituary of John T. Kiger, which states unequivocally who his parents were, the researchers continue to name him as the son of Andrew and Hannah. - No pension claim was filed under this soldier's name.