Gottlieb Stadel, Private, Company F of the 96th Illinois Infantry Regiment

My wife’s great-great grandfather, Gottlieb Stadel, was a Private in Company F of the 96th Illinois Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in the thigh on the far right side of the Union defenses at Franklin in Whitaker’s brigade. He was a farmer from Mill Creek, Illinois in Jo Daviess County. He was also on Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga, Nashville, and many of the battles in the Atlanta Campaign with Sherman. At Chickamauga, the 96th incredibly anchored the right flank of Thomas’ position on Horseshoe Ridge for 4 hours, faced odds of 4 to 1, and prevented Longstreet’s repeated attacks from overrunning the Union right flank. Miraculously, he survived the war and returned to Mill Creek where he lived out the rest of his life on his farm.

Ed Sweeney
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Ed <pharm1952@live.com>

Advertisements
This entry was posted in 96th Illinois Infantry, Franklin casualty, Private. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s