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Federal (USV)


Gustav August Freudenthal

(1842 - 1937)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He had emigrated to the States at just under a year old, and lived in New Jersey - probably in Egg Harbor City. He enlisted at age 18 on 3 May 1861 in New York City as Private, Company K of the 20th New York Infantry for a two-year term.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam, sustaining a fractured skull, on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Second Winchester, VA in May 1863 and mustered out of the 20th New York on 1 June 1863 in New York City. He enlisted in Company D, 3rd New Jersey Cavalry in February 1864 and was promoted to Corporal in November. He mustered out in August 1865.

After the War

He married in New Jersey in 1866 and moved to Nashville, TN by 1870, and later farmed at Sylvia, TN in Dickson County.

References & notes

Service data from from State of New York1, which has him as George, and also notes his name was listed as Georg Frendenshal -and G. R. Freudenthal. Further details from family genealogists online.

More on the Web

See more about him in a post featuring Freudenthal on behind AotW. See a fine post-War photograph of Gustav with his 13th and youngest child, son George (1895-1928), who appears to be in a WWI period uniform, online from Glen D Freudenthal.


10/28/1842; Oberdorla, Thuringia, GERMANY


04/23/1937; Nashville, TN; burial in Freudenthal Family Cemetery, near Sylvia, TN


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 20 (for the year 1899), pg. 37  [AotW citation 8418]