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Confederate (CSV)


Adolph Trenckmann

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He probably arrived in Colorado County, Texas from Magdeburg, Saxony (now Germany) with his parents in 1853. They moved to a farm at Millheim, Austin County in 1858. He enlisted as Private in Company C, First Texas Infantry, and later transferred to Company B, dates not given. He was wounded in the foot at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson1 and his Compiled Military Service Records. His name also seen as A. Trinkman. Details from Preserving German Texan Identity: Reminiscences of William A. Trenckmann (2019, Walter L. Buenger, Walter D. Kamphoefner, editors). William Andreas Trenckmann (1859-1935) was Adolph's much younger half-brother; his papers are at the University of Texas, Austin.


Date not known in GERMANY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, VA


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 23  [AotW citation 20865]