Civil War Company K

Source: War of Rebellion 1861-65 by Charles Camper/J.W. Kirkley

Historical Record-First Regiment, Maryland Infantry

This Company, composed principally of Germans recruited in Baltimore and Washington was mustered into the United States service at the Relay House, May 28, 1861. It was mustered out of service July 2, 1865.

The original number of officers and men was 97; veterans 31; whole number, 224; killed in action 7; mortally wounded, 1; wounded, 30; died of disease, 17; discharged for disability, 14; present at final muster out, 67.

Original Members

Captain Thomas S.J. Johnson

First Lieutenant Norris G. Starkweather

Second Lieutenant Julius Veidt

First Sergeant John Reese

Second Sergeant Lewis Lynch

Third Sergeant George Williams

Fourth Sergeant Ferdinand Seibold

Fifth Sergeant John Davis

First Corporal Louis Schmidt

Second Corporal Thomas Freeland

Third Corporal Henry Karl

Fourth Corporal Lewis Heisa

Fifth Corporal John Em

Sixth Corporal John Ennis

Seventh Corporal George Bryden

Eighth Corporal William Walter

Musician James A. Freeman

Musician Michael Rheim


Members who joined after the Original Organization

Transferred from the Purnell Legion

Transferred from the Eighth Maryland