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Augustus Moonert: Enlisted on 6/19/1861 as a 34 year-old Private into "C" Co. OH 5th Infantry. Promoted to Sargent Major 6/18/1861. 2nd Lieut 9/24/1861 (As of Co. G). Company Transfers: 6/18/1861 from company C to Field & Staff. 9/24/1861 from Field & Staff to company G. He Resigned on 5/25/1862. Born in 1823 in Germany. Died 4/12/1908 in Seattle, WA. Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH. Gravesite: 20-S-4.

May have chosen to resign as opposed to being dropped from the rolls for being overage ? Not sure about the age requirements and regulations for the Union volunteers ? After the Confederate Armies reorganized in April-May, 1862, Men 35 or older were discharged for being too old.
I hope something like that's the answer vs just deciding he'd had enough and packing it in. We'll see.
 

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I hope something like that's the answer vs just deciding he'd had enough and packing it in. We'll see.
If by "packing it in" you mean the possibility he deserted, that's unlikely since he was an officer and therefore had the option of resigning. Of course there's probably no way of knowing what it was that motivated him to resign.
 
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If by "packing it in" you mean the possibility he deserted, that's unlikely since he was an officer and therefore had the option of resigning. Of course there's probably no way of knowing what it was that motivated him to resign.
What I meant was that he might have just decided he'd had enough and unvolunteered.
 

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I just found a relative From Germany that was listed (in Ancestry trees) as having died in the American Civil War. I have not found any mention of his name in any of the lists I have consulted, so my surprise and excitement at finding ANY relatives who fought quickly faded. His name is Karl or Carl Philipp Roschmann if any has the time or interest to find him. I would appreciate it very much.
 

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I just found a relative From Germany that was listed (in Ancestry trees) as having died in the American Civil War. I have not found any mention of his name in any of the lists I have consulted, so my surprise and excitement at finding ANY relatives who fought quickly faded. His name is Karl or Carl Philipp Roschmann if any has the time or interest to find him. I would appreciate it very much.
I can try to look for him this evening when I get off work. But in the mean time, try posting a thread about him here. Someone who has Fold3 access might be able to get to it before me. :smile:
 

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Do you have an approximate birth year and death year for him? Also, a state? I might have found him.

But the name is anglicized to Charles, though he is listed as being of German birth around the year 1840. He's in a New York light artillery regiment. Enlisted in 1864 and killed the same year, sadly.

Does that sound like it could be him? He didn't come up on the NPS site, but he did on Fold3.
 

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He was born in Oct 22, 1840, Ulm, Germany. Carl is Charles in German, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was him. Thanks so much for looking!
 
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Do you know what regiment he was with?
New York
THIRTY-FIRST INDEPENDENT BATTERY, LIGHT ARTILLERY.
(Three Years)

Battery C, 1st Battalion Artillery, became March 16, 1863,
the above-named battery, the battalion organization having been
discontinued. It was recruited and organized in New York city
and there mustered in the service of the United States for
three years September 16, 1861. Commanded by Capt. John
Knieriem the battery left the State October 20, 1861, and
served at and near Washington, D. C., from October, 1861; in
the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862;
in the 3d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, Army of the
Potomac, from May, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps,
from September, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the
Potomac, from December 2, 1862; in 22d Corps from May, 1863; at
and near Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and in the Army of West
Virginia, 8th Corps, from July, 1863; attached to 30th Battery
from January 1864. October 25, 1864, the battery, commanded by
Capt. Gustav von Blucher, was honorably discharged and mustered
out, and its veterans and recruits transferred to the 30th
Battery.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
 

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New York
THIRTY-FIRST INDEPENDENT BATTERY, LIGHT ARTILLERY.
(Three Years)

Battery C, 1st Battalion Artillery, became March 16, 1863,
the above-named battery, the battalion organization having been
discontinued. It was recruited and organized in New York city
and there mustered in the service of the United States for
three years September 16, 1861. Commanded by Capt. John
Knieriem the battery left the State October 20, 1861, and
served at and near Washington, D. C., from October, 1861; in
the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862;
in the 3d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, Army of the
Potomac, from May, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps,
from September, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the
Potomac, from December 2, 1862; in 22d Corps from May, 1863; at
and near Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and in the Army of West
Virginia, 8th Corps, from July, 1863; attached to 30th Battery
from January 1864. October 25, 1864, the battery, commanded by
Capt. Gustav von Blucher, was honorably discharged and mustered
out, and its veterans and recruits transferred to the 30th
Battery.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
Thanks for adding this to my knowledge of him, ETR! Wow, this is just so amazing!
 
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Well, here's an update:

seems Augustus' son Andrew enlisted in the 80th Ohio infantry at age 13 under the alias of William Mayfield and served to the end of the war. After the war he served in the regular army in the 17th and 35th infantry. He got a pension and spent some time in two soldier's homes before ending up in Seattle where he died in 1915 (and is buried in a GAR section of the cemetery).

So, I guess I've got two Yankees in the tree now. Dang, they just keep on coming out of the woods.

Gonna have to give the gov another $60 to get his service record and pension file.
 
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Well, I have just discovered that the brother of my great great grandmother, Augustus Jacob Moonert, was a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. I don't have his service record yet but that unit saw some serious action. So I suppose I'm not 100% CSA lineage after all. :eek:

Edit: so far I've found that he only served from Sept. 24, 1861 unit May 26, 1862 when he resigned. He got a pension in 1879 and I'm sending for the file in hopes of discovering why he resigned (and because it likely contains useful genealogical info). If you're gonna have a Yankee an 8-month one isn't so bad.:wink:
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Actually John, there were two regiments designated 5th Ohio Infantry. Augustus belonged to the 90 day unit.

OHIO
FIFTH INFANTRY
(Three Months)

Fifth Infantry. - (Three Months' Service.) Col., Samuel
H. Dunning; Lieut.-Col., John H. Patrick; Maj., Charles L.
Long. This regiment was organized at Camp Harrison, April 20,
1861, and was recruited principally from young men who resided
in Cincinnati and vicinity. It was sent to Camp Dennison on
April 23, and was mustered into service from April 29 to May 9.
Before the equipment was complete the call for 300,000 troops
to serve for three years was issued by the president and the
regiment responded immediately to this call, nearly the entire
membership signifying their willingness to enter the new organ-
ization, the enrollment of which took place between June 15 and
21. Those who did not enlist were mustered out on expiration
of term of service from Aug. 24 to Sept.5, 1861.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
 

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