I want to add this update to my earlier post about my German Missouri immigrant ancestors connection to the Civil War. In checking out my notes from another family source, I see that my great-great grandfather, Johann Heisler came to Cole County, Missouri, via New Orleans, arriving in New Orleans on January 13, 1840, ten years earlier than another source had suggested. His three brothers came to this country in 1850. One of them, his brother Anton, served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
He enlisted in October 1862 and served as a private in Company D, 42nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry. He was discharged in December, 1864. While he was on duty in October 1864, six miles from Jefferson City, he was captured by General Sterling Price’s command and held prisoner by the Confederates at Fort Scott, Kansas, until December of 1864. He came back to St. Thomas, Missouri in much weakened health, and later applied for a pension related to that health condition, but was denied it.
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