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Federal (USA)


Nicolaus Hasenzahl

(1833 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery M

Before Antietam

A 17 year old shoemaker, he enlisted as a Private in Battery M, 2nd United States Artillery on 17 August 1854 in New York City. He reenlisted on 24 June 1859 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, still a Private. He was promoted to Corporal by the Summer of 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with the battery at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Lieutenant Hains later reported:

Sergeants Pfeffer and Flood and Corporal Hasenzahl and Lance Corporal Frain (who was wounded) all deserve special notice.

The rest of the War

He was discharged at White House Landing, VA on 23 June 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Registers,1 also as Hasenzake and Hasenrahl. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Lisette Emmert (b. 1836) in April 1870 and Maria Schwarz in July 1874.


02/04/1833; Hesse-Darmstadt, GERMANY


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol, 049, pg. 96; Vol. 142, pg. 315  [AotW citation 26259]