Unit 5 I

GA 1st infantry Regiment

(Mercer - Olmstead's)

Company I

Chatham County

German Volunteers


Abel, Nicolaus -- Private - August 26, 1861. Sick in General Hospital #2 at Savannah, Georgia February 25, 1864. No later record.

Ahron, James (or Ahran) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Bankman, George -- 1st Sergeant - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Basler, A. -- 1st Lieutenant - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Behl, M. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Behnken, John Henry -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. Died, Savannah, Georgia August 1862.

Bird -- Private - August 26, 1861. Killed at New Hope Church, Georgia May 25, 1864.

Boileau, Peter -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured near Chattahoochee, Georgia July 3, 1864. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana May 18, 1865.

Bootz, P. (or Boatz) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Borchers, Charles (or Borchert) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois and mustered into the 2nd U. S. Volunteers October 13, 1864.

Botzer, J. (or Botjer) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Brown, Charles -- Private - August 26, 1861. On detail duty as nurse at Fort Pulaski, Georgia hospital December 31, 1861. No later record.

Brown, J. W. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Detached on special duty November 28-December 31, 1861. No later record.

Collins, J. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Collins, P. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Pilot on Captain Dickerson's steamer in government employ October 31, 1861. No later record.

Crabbe, G. -- Private - August 26, 1861. On detail duty in government work at Augusta, Georgia November 30, 1862. No later record.

Curtis, James -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company Georgia Infantry

DeLyon, James -- Musician - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Dohrman, Martin (or Dohrmam) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. Captured at Jonesboro, Georgia September 2, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Illinois May 15, 1865.

Dreyer, Christian -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Received at Rock Island, Illinois, from Louisville, Kentucky June 24, 1864 and mustered into U. S. service October 13, 1864.

Ferrell, Thomas M. (or Ferrile) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Admitted to U. S. A. Post Hospital at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, July 12, 1862. Returned to duty July 16, 1862. No later record.

Fisher, Z. T. -- Private - August 26, 1861. No later record.

Fleck, Jacob -- 4th Sergeant - August 26, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant in 1863. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Frendenthal, Lewis (or Freudenthal) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Jonesboro, Georgia September 2, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Illinois May 13, 1865.

Furstenberg, L. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Garry, Patrick (or Gerry) -- 3rd Corporal - August 26, 1861. As a Confederate deserter he reported at the office of the Provost Marshal at Savannah, Georgia March 1865.

Geiger, Joseph -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Giebelhouse, George -- Private - August 26, 1861. Deserted to enemy at Fort Pulaski, Georgia and took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government June 3, 1864. Sent from Hilton Head, South Carolina to New York City on Steamship Arago June 23, 1864.

Gleeman, W. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll far December 1, 1861. No later record.

Grace, Michael -- See Company E.

Green, Francis J. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Harden, C. M. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Harper, A. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Harris, D. -- Private - August 26, 1861.

Hartlaga, Henry (or Hartloga) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government and mustered into U. S. Army for frontier service at Rock Island, Illinois October 13, 1864.

Hartman, C. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Hennings, Charles -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Marietta, Georgia July 3, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Illinois May 13, 1865.

Henry, Blun -- Private - August 26, 1861. No later record.

Hermes, F. (or Hennes) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Hess, Bernhard -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Hirt, G. (or Hirtle) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on call for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Hodgins, R. W. (or Hodgkins) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Jachens, F. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Jennings, John -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Johnson, John -- 5th Sergeant - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Jorns, Charles Herman -- Private - August 26, 1861. Transferred to Company A; to Company F. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois and enlisted in U. S. Army October 6, 1864.

Kelly, John -- Private - December 26, 1862. No later record.

Koch, F. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia, April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Koopman, John -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia, August 5, 1862. No later record.

Krail, Fred -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois and transferred to U. S. Navy July 6, 1864.

Kuck, F. (or Kuch) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Placed on Steamer Katskill August 5, 1862. No later record.

Kuck, Henry (or Kuch) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Kuhlman, J. -- 4th Corporal - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Kuntze, F. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Died July 25, year not stated.

Lathen, J. T. (or Latham, J. F.) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Lavin, Selomon (or Levine) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Transferred to Company G, November 28, 1862. Captured at Marietta, Georgia July 3, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Illinois April 27, 1855.

Lenzer, John (or Lentzer) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Marietta, Georgia July 3, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Illinois May 8, 1865.

Lohsen, John -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois and mustered into U. S. Army for frontier service October 13, 1864.

McEvoy, Peter -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Died at Rock Island, Illinois July 6, 1864.

Mehrtens, H. -- See Davenport's Independent Company Cavalry, Georgia State Troops.

Mehrtens, J. H. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Meyer, Ehler D. (or Meyers) -- 1st Corporal - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois January 26, 1865.

Meyer, John R. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Deserted to enemy February 9, 1864. Meyer, P. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Deserted February 9, 1864.

Miller, John L. (or John S.) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Deserted at Stevenson, Tennessee August 7, 1862. Enlisted in U. S. Army March 24, 1865.

Monyes, John (or Monsees) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Most, Albert -- Private - August 26, 1861. Deserted to enemy at Fort Pulaski, Georgia June 4, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Hilton Head, South Carolina and released to work in Quartermaster Department June 22, 1864.

Muller, C. H. -- 3rd Sergeant - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Muller, Frederick (or Moller) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Rock Island, Illinois and mustered into U. S. service October 1864.

Muller, Thomas Theodore (or Moller) -- Private - August 26, 1861. On detail duty as clerk in A. A. G. Office at Savannah, Georgia October 2, 1861-February 29, 1864. No later record.

Murkin, H. -- 2nd Sergeant - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Murphy, M. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Pope, W. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Rockner, H. W. (or Rockener) -- 2nd Corporal - August 26, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Camp Morton, Indiana and released January 24, 1865.

Rutzler, J. F. (or Rutzer) -- Private - August 26, 1861. On special detail duty December 31, 1861. No later record.

Sample, Charles -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 28, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Scanlan, W. (or Scanlon) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Scheftade, W. (or Sheftale) – Musician - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Schnell, V. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Simon, James -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.

Sims, John James -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Released at Rock Island, Illinois, May 20, 1865.

Smith, T. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861. No later record.

Stegin, John H. -- Captain - August 26, 1861. Wounded and captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia November 10, 1862. No later record.

Strange, Charles -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government and mustered into U. S. Army at Camp Morton, Indiana March 24, 1865.

Switzer, John G. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Received at Louisville, Kentucky, a Confederate deserter, July 16, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government and released July 18, 1864.

Sydell, Charles -- Private - August 26, 1861. No later record.

Tamm, John H. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 16, 1864. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana, May 23, 1865.

Tyler, James -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government and enlisted in U. S. Army for frontier service October 6, 1864.

Umbach, Charles A. H. -- Jr. 2nd Lieutenant - August 26, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant; Captain. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia November 10, 1862. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Weigand, Conrad (or Wiegand) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Transferred to Captain W. R. Symons' Independent Company, Chatham Siege Artillery (subsequently Company A, 1st Regiment, Georgia Reserve Infantry, Symons'); to Company B, 63rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, February 20, 1864. Appointed Musician.

Werner, C. -- 2nd Lieutenant - August 26, 1861. Elected Captain in 1862. Wounded, New Hope Church, Georgia May 25, 1864. No later record.

Wittschen, George Henry (or Witchen) -- Private - August 26, 1861. Wounded at Battery Wagner, South Carolina September 7, 1863. Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia June 15, 1864. Released at Rock Island, Illinois May 24, 1865.

Wolber, John -- Private - August 26, 1861. Elected 2nd Lieutenant in 1863. Roll for February 29, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Wunsch, Thomas H. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Young, Jacob F. -- Private - August 26, 1861. Captured at Fort Pulaski, Georgia April 11, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia August 5, 1862. No later record.


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