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Confederate (CSV)


Frederick Schwarting

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as Private, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the side in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863; he took the Federal oath later that month and enlisted in the US Army. He joined the 3rd Maryland (US) Cavalry at Fort Delaware on 30 August 1863 and mustered as Sergeant, Company D on 4 September. He was listed as a deserter on 20 December 1863. He was not alone: almost the entire Company deserted that month or the next.

References & notes

Confederate service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Gettysburg and US enlistment details from the Buseys.3 Federal service from Wilmer.4


c. 1834 in GERMANY


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1579]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 83  [AotW citation 21056]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg.. 1421  [AotW citation 21057]

4   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 766  [AotW citation 21058]