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Federal (USV)


Gustav Schmidt

(1841 - 1903)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 22 April 1861 in the 7th Infantry (3 months) as Private, Company B. He reenlisted in the same company, 7th Ohio (3 years) on 19 June 1861 giving his age as 24 [20].

On the Campaign

He was present for action at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Sergeant on 20 June 1863. Mustered out with his Company on 6 July 1864.

After the War

After the War he studied the Law and was admitted to the Bar. He practiced law in partnership with Jacob Miller (his brother-in-law?), who was later Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. He was mayor of West Cleveland, OH.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1.


1841; Kichheim, GERMANY


01/22/1903; Cleveland, OH


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 405, 539  [AotW citation 13089]