GENERAL CARL SCHURZ
Date of Birth: March 2, 1827
Place born: Germany
Death: May 14, 1906
Where died: Terrytown, New York
Where buried: Terrytown, New York
Father's name: Unknown
Mother's name: Unknown
BRIEF HISTORY PRIOR TO CIVIL WAR:
From Watertown, WI
Educated in University of Bond Germany
Helped in President Lincoln's election
Urged immigrant Germans into voting for Lincoln
July 1861 Administer of Spain
Came back to join Army
BRIEF HISTORY DURING THE CIVIL WAR:
Command the 26th of Wisconsin
Appointed General by President Lincoln
Command the 3rd Division
Help created the First Veterans Volunteer Corp.
Fought at 2nd Bull Run
Command the 26th Wisconsin at Chancellorsville which he was criticized because he said he could not hold Maryes Hill and for ordering the 26th to retreat. The 26th was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman"
He served as Chief of Staff of the Army of Georgia
During the last months of the war he served as General Slocum's chief of staff in the Carolinas
May 6, 1865 he resigned
BRIEF HISTORY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR:
Service 1 term of the US Senate
Was Grant's interior secretary.
1881 He was editor of New York Evening Post
Was a "free thinker"
Was involved in politics and people freedom till he died