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Alexander Schimmelfennig
Birth: Jul. 20, 1824
Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Death: Sep. 5, 1865
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1854 and went to work for the United States War Department. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Union Army, helped organize the 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry out of mostly German immigrants, and was commissioned its Colonel and commander on July 23, 1861. In August, 1862, he fought at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, was promoted Brigadier General on November 29, 1862 and commanded the German XI Corps at the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. At the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863, he commanded a brigade and was wounded. In the fall of 1863, he was placed in command of a brigade in the 1st Division, XI Corps and participated Carolinas Campaign of 1864. He was in command of the District of Charleston when he received the Confederate's surrender on February 18, 1865. Due to his time of service in the swamps about Charleston, he contracted a form of tuberculosis which later resulted in his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Sophie Schimmelfennig (1826 - 1890)*
  Bertha M. Schimmelfennig (1850 - 1925)*
  Agnes S. Schimmelfennig (1854 - 1855)*
  Hermann A. Schimmelfennig (1860 - 1887)*
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Charles Evans Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 61 EPT
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5841917
Alexander Schimmelfennig
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Alexander Schimmelfennig
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Alexander Schimmelfennig
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Sad Story. You were hidden in a wood pile for three days during the battle of Gettysburg only to succumb to consumption in South Carolina two years later. General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in...(Read more)
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