Updates

Craig Swain’s latest post on his great blog “To the Sound of the Guns” reminded me that it is time to get back to blogging myself.  By the way, he was gracious enough to mention this blog in his post (Thanks!).

With the holiday season, I took a break from a couple of postings just to recharge a little bit, but I didn’t realize it had been one month since my last post.  Definitely time to get back to “work”.

Today’s post really is a “Coming Attractions” post; a more substantial post will appear this weekend.  Some upcoming topics for discussion include:

Chancellorsville (yes, I have avoided the “C” word as much as possible, but it is inevitable)

More on Franz Sigel and the winter of 1862/63.

A return to regimental histories with the 68th New York and the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry regiments being next in line (completing von Gilsa’s brigade at Gettysburg).

More letters from the Library of Congress, of course, especially to/from Carl Schurz.

The 150th anniversary of Cross Keys. 

(and that’s just for the first half of the year)

As most readers should come to expect, these posts may be interrupted from time to time with other Civil War posts that do not directly relate to the 11th Corps.  Look for the next post this weekend!

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2 Responses to Updates

  1. Joe Reinhart says:

    Not all soldiers in the 68th New York were from the Empire State.
    1st Lt. Bertram Heinrich Karl Muetze traveled from his home in Louisville, Kentucky to New York City and enlisted in the 68th New York Infantry on August 16, 1861 while Kentucky was still neutral. The 68th was also known as the “Cameron Rifles” and the “2nd German Rifle Regiment.”
    Muetze was born at Marburg, in the Electorate of Hessen (Kurhessen)in 1837. He fought in both the Eastern and Western theaters and was a flag bearer for the regiment in the battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded and captured fighting in von Gilsa’s brigade of Barlow’s 11th Corps division. His unit was transferred to Tennessee in October 1863. He mustered out on November 30, 1865 and returned to Louisville.

    • 11thcorps says:

      Thanks for sharing this information. I’ve found that with quite a few regiments; the regiment may include soldiers from various states, and not just neighboring ones.

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