Pvt Sebastian Scheidt, Co. A


The document below is an interesting one in that it is a summation of Sebastian Scheidt’s service in Company A with particular note showing that the pension applicant could not be confused with anyone else.  The document provides information on Scheidt’s capture at Gettysburg and being held in Richmond until later that month.  Document provided by his descendant, Frank O’Connor


Here is a brief biography of Pvt Scheidt.

Born in Gaugreweiler an der Apfel, Bavaria-- 6 May 1832.  He immigrated in 1858.  And died on 15 June 1910 in the Philadelphia Hospital for the Insane. 


He was as a tailor in the City of Philadelphia and raised a family. His grandson, John Loughin, was killed in a maritime accident in 1894 which led to a lawsuit which was appealed to the Supreme Court. The case, to this day, is still referred to as part of the case law in certain liability trials.


According to his muster sheets, he mustered into the 35th Regiment with Capt Von Hartung, 25 June 1861, in Philadelphia. There is a note that the 35th became Co A of the 74th in August 1861. He enlisted for 3 years.

            May/June 1862 he left sick at Petersburg


          July/Aug 1863 taken prisoner at Gettysburg 2 July 1863

          Sept/Oct 1863 paroled prisoner at the camp at Annapolis Md


           Mustered out at Camp Ethan Allan, Va on 16 Sept 1864. They owed him $13 for clothing and $100 in back pay.