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Federal (USV)


Gustavus Tesch

(1840 - 1880)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to America in 1860. From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 20 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 22 April 1864 at the end of his term of service.

After the War

He clerked in cigar and grocery businesses, then ran stores of his own in Oshkosh. He was appointed Deputy United States Marshall about 1878.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1, who lists him as Gustave Tesch. His gravesite is on Findagrave, and includes the text of his obituary from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern of Wednesday 8 Sept 1880, pg.4. G.A. Randall's Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin (1889) has his birthplace as Weitzen, Prussia.


10/1/1840; Brandenberg, GERMANY


09/07/1880; Oshkosh, WI; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 410 - 412  [AotW citation 15173]