Monday, April 04, 2016

Julius Montzheimer.

Montzheimer, Julius. Resides at Gallup, New Mexico; born March 17, 1834, at Minden, Prussia, Germany; father, Frederick (born in 1794, at Koenigsberg, Prussia), mother, Emelie  Renschuch (born in 1800 at Berlin). Married Isabel Hillock November 6, 1860; children: Marie, Frederick, Otto H., Arthur and James L. Enlisted August 16, 1861, as private secretary to General Sigel; mustered in September 3, 1861, at St. Louis, Missouri, in Company K, Seventeenth Missouri Volunteer Infantry; commissioned Second Lieutenant December 30, 1861, to date from September 3, 1861; promoted  to First Lieutenant of Company E, Seventeenth Missouri Infantry, November 1, 1862; acted as secretary to General Sigel, who then commanded a brigade, and in December, 1861, was appointed Aid-de-Camp on staff of General Sigel.

 May, 1862, was assigned to staff of General Osterhaus; contracted malarial fever in Helena, Arkansas; served in battles of Bentonville, Missouri, March 2, 1862, Pea Ridge and  numerous skirmishes; injured by fall with horse on November 19, 1861, near Rolla, Missouri; received flesh wound in right thigh from an ambush June 29, 1862, on march from Jacksonport to Helena, Arkansas; skirmish at Salem, Missouri, May, 1862, while on march to escort General Sigel to Batesville, Arkansas; in command of 28 men; resigned on account of disability and discharged December 4, 1862.

1 comment:

Philip Denslow said...

Julius Montzheimer was my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. I have his sword and a photo of him in uniform.

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