Thursday, June 25, 2015

Maj Ferdinand F. Boltz.

Ferdinand & Wife, Push to enlarge.
Maj Ferdinand F. Boltz. 

Birth: 1840, Germany.
Death: Jun. 4, 1926.

Wife: Cornelia A. "Siddie" Sowers Boltz (1841 - 1915).
Married September 4, 1864, Allen County.

Children; Non found.

Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Indiana 12th., Infantry, Field & Staff.
One year, Service.

Ferdinand F. Boltz, Sergeant Major;  Residence Fort Wayne Enlisted on 5/15/1861 as a Sergt Major, On 5/15/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff. He was Mustered Out on 5/19/1862

Indiana 88th., Infantry, Co. F
State Records.

Ferdinand F. Boltz, Captain; Residence Fort Wayne; Commission September 22, 1863; Mustered in February 9, 1864; Mustered out with Regiment.

Indiana 88th., Infantry, Co. F.. 

( History of Allen County.)
Publish date, 1880.

On the 20th of January, 1865, the Eighty-eighth loll Savannah, moving up the Georgia side of the Savannah River, by way of Springfield, and crossed the river with great difficulty, owing to the "bottom" being three miles in width. The command then moved on in a northerly direction, destroying railroads and everything that could be of advantage to the enemy, and reached Lverysboro N. C, on the 16th of March, and was engaged in the battle near that' place.' From there it moved on, and on the 19th, while marching in advance of its corps, encountered the enemy in a strong position near Bentonville. Capt. Fred F. Boltz, with a part of the regiment, was ordered to reconnoiter the position of the enemy and report;  it not being supposed possible that there was any force of the enemy in that vicinity fro amount to anything. The duty was promptly and faith- fully performed, and while troops were being placed in position, an overwhelming attack was made upon the Captain's command. The rest of the regiment, and a few other troops that happened to be at hand, were sent to his support and they held the enemy in check until the rest of its corps (the Fourteenth) could reach supporting distance. That was the last engagement in which the regiment took part, and it was one of the most severe. 

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