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Martin David Michl
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1838
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Dec. 31, 1862
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA


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Battle of Stone River, (Murphysboro) Tennessee.This battle is listed as one of the major battles of the Civil War. Battle of Stones RiverDecember 29 1862 to January 5, 1863 Martin Michl, youngest son of John and Catherine Gisbeck Michl, served inthe Union Army and was killed on December 31, 1862 at the battle of StonesRiver, (Murfreesboro) Tennessee. Martin served in 21st Infantry, Company K which was comprised of many men from the areas around Newton and Olney. Many of his neighbors and comrades also died or were injured at the Battleof Stones River. National records show Martin Michl as a Private when he entered the Army and as a Corporal at time of his death. The battle of Stones River is listed as one of the major battles of the Civil War. The Union lost 9,000 men and the Confederates also lost 9,000 men in this one battle. No doubt many other soldiers later died from infections of wounds received. President Abraham Lincoln felt that General Buell was too cautious and replaced him with General William S. Rosecrans. Rosecrans had advanced south from Nashville, Tennessee. The Confederate army at Murfreesboro wasled by General Braxton Bragg. They met at Stones River and a hard foughtbattle dragged on from December 29th to January 5, 1863. End result of this battle was a victory for the Union army only after the Confederate troops failed to follow up on an initial victory. General Bragg retreated after losing 9,000 men. This battle brought into prominence a Union leader who later gained fame, General Philip H. Sheridan.General Rosecrans and General Bragg were to meet again at Chickamaugo,Georgia in September 1863. General Rosecrans was defeated there and wasrelieved of his command. In later years, Rosecrans went into politics. One hundred and thirty years after this battle, it is hard to comprehend how 18,000 young men were killed within such a short period of time when we consider that automatic weapons had not yet been developed and the soldier's
weapons were single shot rifles and sabers. Source: Vivian Kinsel

Connection to gravestone in Tennesee: 54325177 
Family links: 
  John Michl (1795 - 1849)
  Katharine Gisbeck Michl (1789 - 1874)
  Theresa Michl Kerner (1819 - 1916)*
  Joseph S. Michl (1826 - 1878)*
  Nicholas Michl (1830 - 1912)*
  Martin David Michl (1838 - 1862)
  Martin Michael (Michl) (1838 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: This is not where Martin Michl is buried. He is buried in Tenn. Link is 54325177
Old Saint Peter Cemetery
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Sherry Michl Dold
Originally Created by: A Kemp
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78180486
Martin David Michl
Added by: Sherry Michl Dold
Martin David Michl
Added by: A Kemp
Martin David Michl
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