|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1837|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1916|
Philip E. Schnepp was born to Phillip Schnepp Sr. and Catherine Apple. Nothing is known about Catherine Apple but Phillip Sr. was born to John Philip Schnepp and Margaret Elizabeth Emerick, both born in Pennsylvania and brought to Ohio for each of their fathers to collect their Rev War land grants. Being the decendents of Leonard Snep Schnepp and Christopher Emerick. They arrived in the spring of 1807.
Philip has a history of his own not to be matched with any other Schnepp. If there were metals for persons who survived the hardest of times, it would be Philip. He was an excelent example of endurance and preserance.
He was 22 years old when he joined the Indiana 72ed Vol. Infantry on 15 Aug 1862.
In 22 Feb 1864, during fighting against troups of General Nathion Bedford Forretst's, troups he was shot and wounded, captured and sent to Cahaba Confederate Prisoner of War Camp in Georgia and then transfered to the "Andersonville" Camp. Prisioner # M-337. His gunshot was in the back side of his hip and was infected with gangrene. His fellow prisioner testified that you could see the bone.
Rebecca Dunn told me the Forrest's regiment was called 'mounted infantry' and had better riffles that the other confederate troups.
On 9 April 1865 the surrender was signed by General Lee. President Lincoln was killed on 14 April 1865 the prisioners were set free in Vicksburg and told to make their own way home. This was in the Cahaba Prision records. Some, including Philip, got onto a steamer that was sent down the Mississipi River to pick up POW's. He and about 2300 hundred sick, lame and some only weighing under 100 lbs, steped onto the "Sultana" steam boat. It was built to carry 325 people. It set out on a moonless night, About 2 a.m. the boilers exploded on the Sultana, killing 1,700 men. Most of them drown as they could not see the banks and were too week to swim anyway. Someway the rest, were saved but hundreds died within a few days, unable to recover. This loss matched the loss of the Titanic later in history but few every heard of it because the country's headlines published one day of it and the next was of course, the assination of Abraham Lincoln.
Phiip made his way home somehow to Indiana. Later whe Philip applyed for his Civil War Pension, he was arrested for disertion and had to go to court to prove his innocence. Doing that, he received his pension. # 132.062. Philip lived out the rest of his life, crippled, sick most of the time with constant Diarrhea and heart problems.
He married Susan Miller before the war and she waited for him with 2 small children. They had 4 more after the war.
1-Anthony Schnepp 1861
2-Louisa Schnepp 1863
3-Risilla Schnepp 1866
4-Melzeeny Viola Schnepp
5-Clarence Schnepp 15 March 1875
m. Anna Grandstaff
6-Syrilla Frances May Schnepp 18 Aug 1876
ALTHOUGH WE HAVE TONS OF INFORMATION ON PHILIP AND HIS LIFE, WE HAVE REALLY NOTHING ON HIS DECENDANTS. I WOULD APPRECIATE ALL ANYONE CAN GIVE TO ME. IT WOULD BE A SHAME FOR HIS DECENDENT TO MISS THIS MEMORIAL AND THEIR FAMILY STORY.
Linda Doile Morris-2ed cousin, twice removed.
Rebecca Dunn was kind enough to make some corrections on dates and places. Thank you Rebecca. I had taken notes from the people who staff the National Park Service and Rebecca knew the facts much better.
Clarence Schnepp (1875 - 1951)*
Feb 8 1837
Dec 31 1916
Maintained by: Linda Doile Morris
Originally Created by: SunCacher
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17591465