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Confederate (CSV)


Christian Benjamin Deishler

(1839 - 1914)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Born a Deichler, in 1860 he lived with planter and physician A. Bowie on his large and successful place near Mount Willing in Lowndes County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company E (later M) of the 6th Alabama Infantry on 17 April 1861 at Hayneville (mustered 16 May 1861 at Montgomery, AL), and transferred or reenlisted in Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1862. He was appointed Corporal on 1 May.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough from 23 September to 22 December 1862. He was detailed to the Provost Guard of the 2nd Army Corps and was surrendered with them and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Cherokee County, TX, in 1900 in Liberty County, and in 1910, still farming, in Mason County, TX.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as Cris and Cristopher B. Deishler and C.B. Dishler; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from the US Census of 1860, 1880, 1900, and 1910.

He married Sarah Ann Doyle (1851-1943) in June 1872 and they had 4 children.

More on the Web

See a pair of photographs - of Deishler with other members of Company K at a post-1900 reunion and with his wife Sarah Ann in 1901 - over on the blog behind AotW.


05/12/1839; Baden-W├╝rttemberg, GERMANY


04/04/1914; Fredericksburg, TX


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 27999]