(1826 - 1892)
Home State: New York
Education: U of Freiburg, U of Munich
Branch of Service: Medical
Unit: 103rd New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
He was educated in Switerland and Germany, receiving his doctoral degree in Strassburg (Strasbourg) and passing examinations to be a physician in St. Gall, Switzerland in about 1854. He emigrated to America in 1855 and established a practice in Paterson, NJ. He relocated to New York City about 1857.
On 11 December 1861, then age 34, he enlisted in New York City as Private, Company C, 103rd New York Infantry. He was promoted Assistant Surgeon to date from 27 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was with his Regiment in Maryland and treated wounded soldiers at a field hospital after action on South Mountain on 14 September. He rejoined his regiment about two weeks later.
The rest of the War
He was in action again at Fredericksburg, VA in December. He was promoted Surgeon 24 January 1865 and mustered out with his regiment on 17 March 1865.
After the War
He resumed his medical practice in New York City. In 1889 he published History and Accomplishments of the Swiss Settlements in the United States (from the original German language title).
References & notes
04/26/1826; Uznach, St. Gall, SWITZERLAND
08/25/1892 Brooklyn, NY
1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 4, pg. 3216 [AotW citation 19756]
2 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Part. 1, Vol. 1, Appendix, pp. 108, 134 [AotW citation 19757]