Private Sebastian Scheidt


Born ca. 1832 in the village of Gaugrehweiler an der Appel, Donnersberg County, Rheinpfälz (Palatinate), Kingdom of Bavaria.  In 1858, he was a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


In 1861, when he mustered into the 74th, Scheidt stood 5'3.5", had a pale complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.  He was a Tailor by occupation prior to enlisting.  He was mustered in by Captain Adolf von Hartun on 5 August 1861 for three years as a Private at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was taken as a Prisoner of War on 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg; released 3 August 1863; and, rejoined his company on 15 December 1863.  He mustered out of service on 16 September 1864 with expiration of term of service at Fort Ethan Allen, Virginia.


Private Scheidt saw action at Cross Keys, Freeman’s Ford, Sulphur Springs, Waterloo Bridge, 2nd Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Jone's Island, and James Island.