(1839 - 1920)
Home State: Maryland
Command Billet: Commanding Company
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry
Enrolled 9 October 1861 as Captain, Company B, 5th Maryland Infantry.
On the Campaign
Initially in command of Company B, he assumed command of the Regiment when Maj Leopold Blumenberg was seriously wounded. Capt Bambereger was soon seriously wounded himself and relieved in turn by Capt. Salome Marsh, of Company F, who commanded the regiment during the remainder of the day.
The rest of the War
He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel 22 November 1864 and Colonel on 1 May 1865. He may have raised the first Stars & Stripes over Richmond (see Kevin Conley Ruffner's Maryland's Blue & Gray (1997)).
References & notes
08/27/1839; Baltimore, MD
01/12/1920; Reisterstown, MD; burial in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
1 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. 181 [AotW citation 14239]