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 Julius Pitzman

Julius Pitzman

Birth
Halberstadt, Landkreis Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death 31 Aug 1923 (aged 86)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 318, Lot 4844
Memorial ID 18560 · View Source
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Major, U.S.A. Born in Prussia, Pitzman worked in St. Louis as a surveyor & engineer. When General Fremont arrived in St. Louis in 1861, Pitzman volunteered his services & was appointed first lieutenant, Topographical Engineers. He accompanied General Hallack to Shiloh, Tennessee, where he created the topographical map to accompany the official report just 4 days after the battle. After recovering from typhoid fever, he returned to duty with General Grant, taking part in the crossing of the Mississippi River & the advance on Vicksburg. He was badly wounded while conducting a survey of the Vicksburg siege lines & returned to St. Louis for recuperation. There he accepted nomination for county surveyor. He later voluntarily returned to duty as a major during General Sterling Price's raid into Missouri & supervised the construction of fortifications near Washington, MO before returning to civilian life. After the war, he was a successful architect & engineer in St. Louis. Among his many contributions are Benton Place, Forest Park, Westmoreland Place & Portland Place.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18560
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julius Pitzman (11 Jun 1837–31 Aug 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18560, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .