John Phillip Emerich(c. 1826 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 35 year old mechanic from Mobile, he was First Lieutenant in the German Fusiliers, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps serving for three weeks in January & February 1861 "involved in seizure of Fort Morgan and Mount Vernon U.S. Arsenal". He enrolled in the 8th Alabama Infantry, Company G, as Captain in November 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and Gaines Mill, where he was wounded in June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Major, date not known. He was at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Reams' Station, and Burgess Mill to the end of October 1864. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 2 November 1864. He was wounded again at Petersburg, VA.
After the War:
He died at home in Mobile, AL.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Place of Birth: Baden, GERMANY |
Death Place: Mobile, AL
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15893]
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