Louis Muller was born in Canton Grison, Switzerland in 1835. He was a 26 year old clerk in Stillwater, when he enlisted in the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.
He was quickly promoted to sergeant. He was subsequently discharged to accept a commission as 2nd lieutenant and then 1st lieutenant of Company B, formerly known as the Stillwater Guard. He was promoted to Captain of Company E in Sept 17, 1862, when George Pomeroy left the regiment for promotion elsewhere.
At Gettysburg he was in command of his company, when the men got the command to charge. Sometime during the ensuing battle he was killed with a shot to the head. His body was returned to Minnesota and he was buried in the St Michael Cemetery in Bayport near Stillwater.
"A Monument to Capt Louis Muller"
The German Turners and Singing Society, of which the deceased was a member, have procured at St Paul, a splendid monument, to be erected over the remains of the gallant and lamented Capt Muller, who nobly yielded up his life for his adopted Government on the field of Gettysburg. Workmen are expected over from St. Paul this week to fix the monument in its proper place upon a firm superstructure of mason work. It is not the intention of the friends to have any ceremony or display upon the occasion, but in that unostentatious manner so congenial to the quiet tastes of the German, to place their silent offering upon the last resting place of the noble dead.