Scherlein, Josef (Joseph) – Born ca. 1811 in the village of Battenberg, Kreise Kroutheim, Grand Duchy of Baden. In 1861 Scherlein stood 5'2", had a dark complexion, gray eyes and dark hair. Weaver. Enlisted 14 March 1862 for three years as a Private at Reading, Pennsylvania, by Captain R. Dietrich [mustered in 9 April 1862]; discharged for disability 19 October 1862 at hospital in Rhode Island. Saw action at Freeman’s Ford, Sulphur Springs, Waterloo Bridge and 2nd Bull Run.