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Confederate (CSV)


Gerson Eiseman

(1830 - 1864)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He immigrated through New Orleans, LA at about age 19 in 1848. In 1860 he was a 28 year old clerk living with merchant brother Meyer and his family in Fayette, Jefferson County, MDS. He enlisted and mustered there as a Private in Company D, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 28 May 1861. He was appointed 4th Corporal about April 1862 and was wounded near Richmond, VA in late June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was First Corporal by December 1862 and was killed by a gunshot "in the trenches" at Petersburg, VA on 29 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as Gershon Eiseman. He's listed as killed at Sharpsburg on a roster compiled by Walter F. Cox, Jr on RootsWeb. Wolf2 has him as Gus Eiseman, 12th Mississippi Infantry. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860; he gave his birth alternately as Baden and Bavaria, Germany. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/16/1830; Rheinland-Pfalz, GERMANY


09/29/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29782]

2   Wolf, Simon, and Levy, Louis Edward, The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen, Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1895, pg. 215  [AotW citation 29783]