Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Christian & Simon Streit, Connecticut.

Regimental History of the Ninth Connecticut Infantry.
Christian Streit.
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STREIT, LIEUT. CHRISTIAN, born in Germany, May 21, 1822; served in the German army; came to the United States, and finally settled in New Haven. He was an accomplished musician, was a member of the New Haven City Band and of other organizations of the kind. He served with the Second Connecticut regiment early in the war, and when that regiment's period of service had expired, he organized a band for the Ninth regiment. He enlisted in the Ninth as leader of the band, Sept. 14, 1861, and was mustered Oct. 4. He was promoted to be second lieutenant of Company F, July 3, 1864, and was transferred to Company B, of the Ninth battalion, Oct. 12, that year. He was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. Lieut. Streit died Nov. 12, 1880, leaving a wife and seven children.

His brother, Simon Streit, also served with the band of the Ninth, being honorably discharged Sept. 17, 1862. He reenlisted as a private of Company B., June, 1864, was promoted to corporal that month, and was transferred to Company A, Ninth battalion Oct. 12, 1864. He was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. After the war, Simon enlisted, Aug., 1866, in the regular army and was assigned to Company K, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry, which became, in Dec, 1866, Company K, of the Twenty-sixth infantry. He was appointed principal musician of the regiment, Feb. 1, 1869, was transferred to the non-commissioned staff of the Tenth U. S. Infantry, March 3, 1869, and was honorably discharged Aug. 18, that year. He is now a member of the New Haven police force.

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