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Federal (USV)


Gustavus Tesch

(1840 - 1880)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He came to America in 1860. From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 20 April 1861.

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

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out on 22 April 1864 at the end of his term of service.

After the War:
He clerked in cigar and grocery businesses, then ran stores of his own in Oshkosh. He was appointed Deputy United States Marshall about 1878.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1, who lists him as Gustave Tesch. His gravesite is on Findagrave, and includes the text of his obituary from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern of Wednesday 8 Sept 1880, pg.4. G.A. Randall's Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin (1889) has his birthplace as Weitzen, Prussia.

Birth Date: 10/1/1840    Place of Birth: Brandenberg, GERMANY    
Death Date: 09/07/1880    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 15173]

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