Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Private Tabias Ulrick, Iowa

Iowa Sixth Infantry, Regimental History.
Company I.

On the night of May 12th, 1865, a severe electrical storm passed over the camps, during which Private Tobias Ulrick, Company I, and two other men belonging to other regiments were killed by lightning, while in the field hospital. Several other patients were severely injured by the same stroke. The hospital tent had been pitched under a large oak tree, where it would have the benefit of the shade during the daytime, and it was down the huge trunk of this tree that the fatal element descended to the bunks of the sick soldiers.

Ulrich, Tobias. (Veteran.) Age 25. Residence Burlington, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted July 12, 1861. Mustered July 18, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-musterd Jan. 26, 1864. Killed by lightning May 11, 1865.Buried in National Cemetery, Richmond, Va. Section A, division 2, grave 21.

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