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New York 45th Infantry, Company C (Union)

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Company mustered in on September 9th, 1861. Company mustered out of service on June 30th, 1865.

Company was also known as:

  • Company C, 5th German Rifles, New York

Notable Battles:

  • Chancellorsville fought on May 2nd, 1863 near Chancellorsville, Virginia (2 wounded, 3 died, 0 imprisoned)
  • Gettysburg fought on July 3rd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2 wounded, 0 died, 2 imprisoned)

Facts about this Company:

  • Number of Soldiers: 201
  • First Enlistment Place: USA
  • First Enlistment Date: 1860-09-09 (1 soldier)
  • Most Common Enlistment Place: New York City, New York (110 soldiers)
  • Most Common Muster Out Date: 1865-06-30 (83 soldiers)
  • Youngest Soldier at Enlistment: 15 -- Moser, Friedrich (Drummer)
  • Oldest Soldier at Enlistment: 50 -- Pehl, Jacob (Musician)
  • Average Age at Enlistment: 28.2 years old
  • Median Age at Enlistment: 26.0 years old
  • Wounded In Regiment: 4 (1%)
  • Prisoner Of War While In Regiment: 2 (0%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In Regiment: 14 (6%)
  • Soldiers That Died While In War: 15 (7%)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • (Captain, September 1861 - September 1861; Second Lieutenant, September 1861 - September 1862; First Lieutenant, September 1862 - September 1862)
  • (Corporal, February 1862 - June 1862)
  • Bassin, Rudolph (Sergeant, September 1861 - January 1862)
  • Bisky, Louis (%Second Lieutenant, September 1861 - March 1862; First Lieutenant, March 1862 - January 1863; Captain, January 1863 - May 1863)
  • Blume, Jacob (Comm Sergeant, September 1861 - November 1862)
  • Cammerer, William (Corporal, November 1862 - June 1865)
  • Clessin, Franz (%Corporal, September 1861 - May 1862)
  • Dietz, Heinrich (Second Lieutenant, March 1862 - November 1862)
  • Ellsasser, Bernard (Musician, October 1861 - July 1862)
  • Fischer, Albert (%Corporal, January 1863 - July 1863)
  • Fitzke, August (Corporal, July 1862 - September 1863; Sergeant, September 1863 - June 1865)
  • Geiger, William (Fourth Sergeant, September 1860 - September 1861)
  • Gerber, Louis (Corporal, September 1862 - June 1865)
  • Gerber, Louis D (Corporal, September 1862 - June 1865)
  • Gerson, Otto (Lieutenant, May 1861 - August 1861)
  • Grassan, Henry (%First Lieutenant, August 1861 - December 1861)
  • Hayn, Gottlieb (Corporal, February 1862 - July 1862)
  • Hoefer, Oscar (First Lieutenant, November 1861 - March 1862; Captain, March 1862 - January 1863)
  • Kiefer, John (#First Sergeant, October 1861 - April 1862; Corporal, April 1862 - March 1863; Sergeant, March 1863 - November 1864; First Sergeant, November 1864 - June 1865)
  • Kleibold, Leopold (Corporal, December 1862 - 1864)
  • Klug, William (Bugler, September 1861 - September 1861)
  • Koch, Charles (Captain/Sergeant, September 1861 - October 1861; Sergeant, October 1861 - January 1862)
  • Kohler, Thomas (Corporal, August 1861 - September 1862; Sergeant, September 1862 - September 1863; First Sergeant/Sergeant, September 1863 - June 1865)
  • Krieger, Frederick (Sergeant, ? - 1861; Corporal/Sergeant, 1861 - June 1865)
  • Krieger, Friederich (Sergeant, February 1862 - June 1865)
  • Kunsch, Charles (Corporal, September 1861 - November 1864; Corporal, February 1865 - June 1865)
  • Kurten, Joseph (Corporal, August 1861 - January 1862)
  • Lindemeyer, Louis (#First Louiz/Sergeant, August 1861 - September 1862; First Sergeant, September 1862 - January 1863; Second Lieutenant, January 1863 - April 1863; First Lieutenant, April 1863 - March 1865)
  • Link, Charles (^%Corporal, September 1861 - December 1862; Sergeant, December 1862 - August 1863)
  • Lomler, Ernst (Corporal, August 1861 - September 1861)
  • Maurer, Joseph (Sergeant, August 1861 - December 1862)
  • Messmann, Louis (Sergeant, September 1861 - April 1863)
  • Messnick, Gottlieb (Corporal, October 1861 - June 1865)
  • Meyer, Emil (Sergeant, January 1862 - November 1864)
  • Miller, Ernst (Sergeant, September 1862 - September 1862; First Sergeant, September 1862 - March 1863)
  • Pehl, Jacob (Musician, September 1861 - June 1862)
  • Pflomm, Christian (Corporal, September 1861 - June 1865)
  • Pfortner, Charles (Corporal, July 1862 - March 1863)
  • Reinhardt, Charles (Sergeant, September 1861 - September 1861; Corporal, September 1861 - October 1861; Sergeant, October 1861 - November 1861)
  • Reinhardt, Charles (Corporal, September 1861 - September 1861; Sergeant, September 1861 - 1862)
  • Ruf, Andreas (Corporal, September 1861 - May 1862)
  • Schelle, Christian (Corporal, April 1862 - August 1862)
  • Schoenecker, John W. (Captain, September 1861 - March 1862)
  • Schumacher, Frederick (Corporal/Musician, November 1862 - June 1865)
  • Seibert, Franz (Sergeant, September 1861 - September 1861)
  • Vanderhoof, James W (Captain, May 1865 - June 1865)
  • VonBrock, John (Corporal, October 1861 - June 1865)
  • Wachter, Leonard (%Corporal, September 1862 - December 1862)
  • Wehrle, Ehrhard (%Corporal, September 1862 - November 1863)
  • Wissman, George (Corporal, March 1864 - June 1865)

Soldier List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)