Photos of German-Americans of the
6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.
Photo from the Louisville Anzeiger
Courtesy of Gus Daeuble
Henry Altfeltis,wearing a G.A.R. Medal. A private in Company I, he was severely wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. Courtesy of John A. Altfeltis
a private from Louisville,
Sgt. John Nichter, Company E,
a resident of Louisville and a native of Doerrmbach, Bavarian Rhineland,
Victor Stein, a native of Melle, Hannover, Germany, resided in Louisville, and served as Commissary Sgt.
Henry Wulf, Company G, a private from Louisville, served full three-year enlistment
GERMAN-AMERICANS of the 5th KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY—PHOTOS and IMAGES
Capt. August Schweitzer, Company E
Courtesy of Janice Toebbe
2nd. Lt. Adolph Reutlinger, Company E
Cpl. Henry Boheim, Company E
Cpl. Rudolph Egg (Switzerland), Company E
Kentucky German in the 15th Ky. Vol. Inf. Regt.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Zangmeister
Louisville German in the 28th Ky. Vol. Inf. Regt.
A Louisville German in the
68th New York Infantry Regiment
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 his 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
Courtesy of Barbara M. Sutton
Served from Sept. 28, 1864–Sept. 1, 1865
Louisville Germans in the 9th Ohio Vol. Inf. Regt.
Pvt. Anton Kurtzleb, Company B, 9th Ohio Infantry
Louisville Germans in the 32nd Indiana Infantry
served three years.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Metzner Collection