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Federal (USV)

Private

Franz A. Siebenthall

(? - 1863)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

Mr. Siebenthall in the summer of 1855 bought from the United States government about seventy-five acres of land on the west side [of Eau Claire], for which he paid $1.25 per acre or $94.50 for the tract. The following spring he sold the land to Ira Mead for $756, a very fair profit, but this amount would hardly purchase the land today [1914], as it lay just south of Grand avenue and extended from about Fifth avenue east to the Chippewa river, comprising the principal part of what is now the Fifth ward.
He enlisted in Company D, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 2 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action on 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. The quote above from W. W. Bartlett's History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin, 1914, Past and Present, Ch. 11, transcribed by the Wisconsin GenWeb project.

Death

07/01/1863 Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 512 - 513  [AotW citation 10358]