August Holzhaus

August Holzhaus


August is an early inhabitant of Castroville, Medina County, Texas. He settled in Castrvoville immediately following the Civil War. He married a local Alsatian widow, Catherine Mehr Schmitt.

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The Civil War

  • Ohio

August enrolled as a private into Co. K, 1st Regiment Ohio Infantry in Cincinnati, Ohio on 16 April 1861 at the approximate of 23 and was honorably discharged 2 August 1861 in Columbus, Ohio. This was only a 3-month Unit as Abraham Lincoln thought that he could quell the South in that amount of time.

August re-enlisted 1 November 1861 in Company K, 47th U.S. Infantry and mustered out on 11 June 1865 in Baltimore Hospital, Maryland.

He re-enlisted 20 June 1866 in Troop K, 4th U.S. Cavalry and mustered out on 20 June 1869 in Brownsville, Texas.

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