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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