Prisoners of War from the 74th

 

As we all know, the many in the Civil War found themselves prisoners of either the Union or the Confederacy.The 74th was no different from other units that had men captured and held in prisoner of war camps.The purpose of this addition to the site is to provide information on those individuals who suffered and endured the fate of a prisoner of war.The list will be added to as we learn more names of those who were held in captivity by the Confederate States of America.

 

Information Courtesy of the Anderson and Libby Prison Webmasters,Bret Coulson, and David Helfrich.Listed by rank in alphabetical order.

 

Lt. Col. Alexander von Mitzel

Captured at Chancellorsville

Held 10 days and released by order of

Lt. Gen. Robert E. Lee

Captured again at Gettysburg and
returned to Libby Prison Ė part of the
Tunnel Escape at Libby on 9 Feb 1864 and
Returned to the regiment in S.C.

 

Lt. Edgar Schroeders

Captured at Gettysburg with von Mitzel

Sent to Libby Prison and was part of the

Tunnel Escape on 9 Feb 1864.Recaptured
and spent remainder of war in captivity.

 

2Lt. Charles Helfrich

Captured at Green Spring Run, VA on Mar. 3 of '65,

escaped and reached Union lines at Lynchburg, VA, Apr. 13 '65.

He returned from leave of absence & assigned to duty at

Camp Parole, MD. May 9, '65; sent to

Harrisburg, PA in charge of exchd. pris. May 18, '65

 

Sgt. Paul Spohn

Captured from Company H, at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Cpl. George Deimling

Captured from Company G at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Cpl. Michael Grau

Captured from Company H at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Cpl. Martin Krapp

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Cpl. Henry Lang

Captured from Company G first at Freemanís Ford on 22 Aug 1862 and then at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863, from which he was sent to Libby Prison.

 

Cpl. Griederich Wilhelm Statt

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Adrian Breitsch

Captured from Company G at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Louis Bullinger

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. John Dag

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. William Ebert

Captured from Company G at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Rudolph Flach

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. Martin Hilf

Captured from Company I at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. Hundertmark

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. John Kaercher

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Fredric Kasemann

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. Jacob Kayser

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. Ludwig Kiefer

Captured from Company G at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. John Klaus

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Friedrich Koerning

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863 and
confined at Libby Prison.

 

Pvt. Christopher Korn

Captured from Company I at Chancellorsville on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. Mauritz Liesch

Captured from Company H at Chancellorsvill on 2 May 1863.

 

Pvt. John Lindner

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Nicholaus Montag

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Jacob Munzinger

Captured from Company G at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Jacob Schnabel

Captured from Company H at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Joseph Seitz

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Alois Voegtly

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Wm. Wachenfeld

Captured from Company I at Gettysburg on 1 Jul 1863.

 

Pvt. Joseph Walter

Captured from Company G at Freemanís Ford on 22 Aug 1862.

 

Pvt. Charles Seigel/Zeigel

Captured from Company G on 1 Jul 1863 from Gettysburg,

confined at Andersonville
and died at Millen.

 

 

 

Links to Prison Sites

Andersonville Civil War Prison

Libby Prison