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Federal (USV)


Frederick Meyer

(1843 - 1907)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He came to America at age 9 with his family, and was living in Oshkosh by age 11 (about 1854). From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 4 June 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was absent, wounded at muster-out (July 1865).

After the War:
He was a patrolman on the Oshkosh police force for nearly 20 years.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is online from Findagrave, and that page includes text from his obituary in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern of Wednesday, 17 July 1907, pg.3.

Birth Date: 06/01/1843    Place of Birth: Mecklenberg, GERMANY    
Death Date: 07/17/1907    Death Place: Oshkosh, WI    Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 410 - 412  [AotW citation 15164]

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