Monday, October 13, 2014

August Goebel.

Goebel, August, Detroit. First enlisted in company B, Artillery section of  Detroit Scott Guards of Michigan Militia, Oct. 26, 1859, at Detroit, age 20. Promoted First Sergeant and elected Secretary, which position he held until the first call for troops in the Civil War, when he enlisted in same company, subsequently company A, Second Infantry, as First Sergeant, April 15, 1861, for 3 months, age 22. Mustered into state service April, 1861. Upon instructions from the War Department, directing the reorganization of the Second Infantry for 3 years' service, he at once re-enlisted in same company and rank, April, 1861, for 3 years.

Mustered into U. S. service May 25, 1861. Acting Sergeant Major Aug., 1861. Commissioned First Lieutenant Sept. 22, 1861. Commissioned Captain, company H, Aug. 25, 1862. Resigned on account of partial loss of hearing and was honorably discharged at Newport News, Va., Feb. 24, 1863. Participated with his regiment in the following engagements: Blackburn's Ford, Va., Bull Run, Va., Bailey's Cross Roads and Munson's Hill, Va., at Siege of Yorktown, Va., Williamsburg, Va., Fair Oaks, Va., near Richmond, Va., White Oak Swamp, Va., Glendale, Va., Malvern Hill, Va., Bull Run 2d, Va., Groveton, Va., Chantilly, Va., Fredericksburg, Va.

Was selected by Major General Philip Kearney, Division Commander, to command a detachment of two companies to go on a dangerous scouting expedition to ascertain the position of the enemy after seven days' battle ending at Malvern Hill, Va., Aug. 1, 1862, which purpose he very satisfactorily accomplished. Re-entered the service in Michigan State Troops and was commissioned as Captain of Detroit Scott Guards (company C, First Battalion), Aug. 2, 1861.Re-elected Captain Jan. 1, 1882.

Commissioned Major, First Battalion, March 25, 1882. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, First Battalion, Jan. 15, 1865. Election declared illegal. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, Fourth Regiment, July 23, 1885, at organization. Resigned and honorably discharged July 26. 1886. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Inspector General, First Brigade, Oct. 18, 189o. Resigned and honorably discharged April 15, 1891. Present residence, Detroit, Mich.

August Goebel.

Birth: 1845
Death: 1905.

Wife: Sophia Hellinges / Hellings Goebel.
Married 1874.

Children: Meta S., Gretchen J., Clara A. Goebel.

Author. Re-research these names before stating as fact.

August Goebel was the cofounder of the Goebel Brewery in Detroit.

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

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