Summary

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Birth:
04 Dec 1825 1
Baden, Germany 1
Death:
28 Mar 1900 1
Edwards County, IL 1
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Birth:
04 Dec 1825 1
Baden, Germany 1
Male 1
Death:
28 Mar 1900 1
Edwards County, IL 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Ebenezer Cemetary, Samsville, Edwards County, IL 1
Physical Description:
Height: 6 foot 1
Eye Color: brown 1
Hair Color: brown 1
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Birth:
Father: John Weber 1
Marriage:
Mary Elizabeth Ely 1
29 Dec 1859 1
Edwards County, IL 1
Spouse Death Date: 27 Aug 1917 1
Marriage:
Elizabeth Kohler 1
1850 1
Pittsburgh, PA 1
Spouse Death Date: 01 Sep 1859 1
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Enlistment Location:
Illinois 1

Mexican-American War 1

Branch:
Army 1
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finished service:
1848 1
Military Service:
Mexican War 1
Military Service:
1846 1
Emigrated:
From Baden, Germany 1
Emigrated:
To New York, New York 1
Emigrated:
1844 1

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Civil War Duty

Grayville, IL

He joined for duty and enrolled on 7 Sep, 1861 in Grayville, IL and was mustered in at Camp Butler in Springfield, IL on 17 Sep, 1861 as a private in Captain Graham's Co., 7 Reg't Illinois Cavalry. He was appointed 5 Sergt. on 1 Oct 1862.

Grierson's Mississippi Raid

Mississippi

Mathias participated in one of the most daring operations of the Civil War.

Grierson and his 1,700 horse troopers rode over six hundred miles through hostile territory (from southern Tennessee, through the state of Mississippi and to Union-held Baton Rouge, Louisiana), over routes no Union soldier had traveled before. They tore up railroads and burned crossties, freed slaves, burned Confederate storehouses, destroyed locomotives and commissary stores, ripped up bridges and trestles, burned buildings, and inflicted ten times the casualties they received, all while detachments of his troops made feints confusing the Confederates as to his actual whereabouts and direction. Total casualties for Grierson's Brigade were three killed, seven wounded, and nine missing. Five sick and wounded men were left behind along the route, too ill to continue.

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California Gold Rush

Placer California

Mathias travelled to California for the gold rush.  I found him in Placer California in the 1850 census.

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