Christopher Franklin Damm"Frank"
(1840 - 1889)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He arrived in America in 1846 at Galveston with his family. His parents and oldest sister died in the Summer of 1848, and in the 1850 Federal Census he is listed at age 9, living with the family of a farmer neighbor. At age 20 he enlisted 19 July 1861 at Harrisburg, Texas as Private in Company G, 4th Texas Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was reported missing in action on 17 September 1862, but had been captured at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Confined at Ft. Delaware as a prisoner of war until exchanged 10 November 1862. Probably wounded in action at Chickamauga (may have lost leg) in September 1863, and detailed to hospital Spring 1864. Paroled at Nashville, Tennessee on 22 May 1865.
After the War:
In 1868 he and his brother John emigrated to Brazil and set up homes and a blacksmith shop in Santa Barbara d'Oeste. He returned to Texas sometime before his death. He married Mary Willenberg in 1880, and they had a daughter in April 1881 who lived not quite two months.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, with roster data from Grimes County researchers on USGenWeb. Considerable personal information from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 12/28/1840 Birth State: Hessen-Kassel (now GERMANY) |
Death Date: 03/04/1889 Death Place: LaGrange, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 159 - 161 [AotW citation 1837]
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