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Col Charles Frederick William Glanz
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Birth: 1823, Germany
Death: Jul. 24, 1880
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. Colonel of the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Charles Glanz was educated at his German home under the care of private teachers, until about thirteen years of age, when he entered the college at Blankenburg, where he remained until sixteen years of age. Upon leaving college, he remained with his maternal uncle, near Brandenburg, for five years. At the age of twenty-one, he was appointed Superintedent of the Government domain of 3,400 acres at Walkenreid; which important position he held until the year 1845, when he relinquished it, for the purpose of emigrating to America, preferring the advantages of free institutions to any office under a monarchical government. After spending some time in Philadelphia and Pottsville, he located in Easton, where he has since become so prominent and well-known a citizen. He became associated in the brewery business with Mr. W. Kuebler, in 1852; and the firm then established has been eminently successful, and is now doing a large and constantly increasing business. On July 27th, 1857, he was appointed, by President James Buchanan, Consul to Stettin, on the Baltic; the appointment being confirmed by the Senate, January 11th, 1858. This position he held until compelled to relinquish it by the pressure of his large and growing business interests here. On his return from Germany, he was elected Captain of the Easton Jaegers; commissioned by Governor W.F. Packer, and again commissioned, June 6th 1859. When the sound of the first gun fired on Sumter roused the war spirit of the North to a fever heat, he was among the first to respond to his country's call; and to him belongs the honor of being the first captain of uniformed militia who tendered his services to the Government, and was accepted. On the twenty-third of April, 1861, he was commissioned Major of the Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, by Governor Andrew G. Curtin, at Camp Curtin. Here he performed the duties of Assistant Commanding Officer, until the regiment was ordered to West Chester. He participated in the skirmish of Falling Waters, Virginia, with his regiment; and on August 20th, 1862, he received a letter from the Executive Office, Military Department, requesting him to raise a regiment for the nine months' service. Such was his popularity, and his prompt action, that on the twenty-fifth of September, precisely thirty-six days after receiving instructions, his regiment, nine hundred and ninety-one strong, was on the way to Camp Curtin; and, on the eleventh of October, he was mustered in as Colonel of the One Hundred and Fifty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, by Captain A.J. Phimmer, of the U.S.A. His command was attached to the Seventh Division of the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The corps was commanded by General Franz Siegel, and joined the army, November 6th, 1862. Colonel Glanz, with his regiment, fought in the battle of Chancellorsville, in which they suffered most severely; being attacked, with terrific force, by the enemy, in overwhelming numbers. Abandoned by their support, the regiment was forced to retreat. Being outflanked by the enemy, and delaying his retreat a little too long, he was surrounded and captured, with two of his officers, and thirty-three men. He was confined in Libby Prison for a period of forty-five days, and was finally exchanged, at City Point. On the sixteenth of June, colonel Glanz again joined his regiment, at Goose Creek, to the great joy of his men, already well along on that toilsome northward march, which brought them to the bloody field of Gettysburg. But such was his debilitated condition, from the effect of the privations and sufferings of his imprisonment, that he was ordered back to Washington by General Howard; and he was unable to leave that city until about July 5th. His naturally robust constitution, however, eventually carried him through to his usual condition of health and strength. The regiment was mustered out of service, July 24th, 1863, and was greeted by a grand oration upon their return to Easton. Upon which occasion, Colonel Glanz was presented with a magnificent sword by Captain Howard Reeder, on behalf of the officers and members of the One Hundred and Fifty-third Regiment. Upon March 3d, 1871, he was unanimously elected Chief Engineer of the Easton Fire Department, the only unanimous election to that office in the history of the town, Colonel Glanz was married in 1848, to Miss Elizabeth, Evans, of Williamsburg, by whom he has had six children, of whom two (Sarah Elizabeth, Edwin Schuer) are living. He is at present entirely occupied in managing his large business interests. 
 
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  Elizabeth Evans Glanz (1829 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Edwin S. Glanz (1859 - 1884)*
 
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Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 365
 
Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Sep 04, 2005
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Col Charles Frederick William Glanz
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Col Charles Frederick William Glanz
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Col Charles Frederick William Glanz
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- KSG
 Added: Dec. 12, 2010
 
 
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