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Pvt Conrad Schnapp

Pvt Conrad Schnapp

Birth
Death 24 Jul 1864
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot 1-1446
Memorial ID 2597783 · View Source
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Enlisted at Buffalo, at age 47, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, 76th New York Infantry, on August 7, 1863; wounded in action, June 18, 1864, before Petersburg, Va.; died of his wounds at De Camp Hospital, David's Island New York Harbor.
--Medical and Surgical History-Part III, Volume II, Chapter X.--Wounds And Injuries Of The Lower Extremities. Section III.--Injuries Of The Shaft Of The Femur.

Fatal Cases of Primary Amputation in the Lower Third of Femur reports on his wound as "Schnapp, C., Pt., I, 76th New York. June 20, 21, '64. Left; double flap. Surg. J. H. Beech, 24th Mich. Gang. Died July 24, 1864; exhaustion."

Also participated in the Battles of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor.

Wife's name: Catharine

Children:
Peter b. 1847
George b. 1849
Mary b. 1855
Margaret b. 1855
Eva b. 1856
Caroline b. 1859

Additional information on how he received his fatal wound:
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HDQRS. SEVENTY-SIXTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
Near Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864.

CAPTAIN: *

FIFTH EPOCH.

On the night of June 12 marched to and across the Chickahominy River at Long Bridge and staid till evening of June 13, when marched to Wilcox’s Wharf, on James River. On June 16 crossed James River on transports and marched to near Prince George Court-House. On June 17 moved to the front and intrenched. On morning of June 18 advanced one mile and a half halted, and commenced to intrench. Were ordered forward, and charged the enemy’s works. Were repulsed, but held a position in advance of that from which we started to charge. At night put up breast-works and held them up to July 30, 1864.

This regiment did not participate in the assault on the enemy’s position on the morning of July 30, 1864.

Hoping this report may prove satisfactory, I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. COOK,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding
Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.
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