|Birth||Jan. 2, 1838|
|Death||May 26, 1934|
|Cemetery||St Pauls (Platte Co)|
|Unit||3rd Wisconsin Infantry, Company E|
Corporal Herman G Leuschen
Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
Leuschen was born in Germany on January 2, 1838. He was residing in Williamstown (Dodge County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on May 1, 1861. He served about 4 years and 2 months before he was discharged on July 18, 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. He was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty.
The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on June 19, 1861. During his enlistment, the unit fought in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Winchester (VA) (May 25, 1862). Leuschen was one of 80 members of the regiment that was captured by Confederate forces. During that part of the War, most prisoners were paroled and returned to their regiment.
Battle of Cedar Mountain (VA) (August 9, 1862). Casualties were 17 killed, 54 wounded, and 10 captured.
Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 17, 1862). Casualties were 27 killed, 189 wounded, and 3 captured.
Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 2-3, 1863). Casualties were 18 killed, 48 wounded, and 2 were captured. Leuschen was one of the 48 wounded members of the regiment. His recovery time and return to the regiment was not available.
Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Battle of Dallas (GA) (May 25, 1864). Casualties were 14 killed and 100 wounded.
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Leuschen died on May 26, 1934 at the age of 96 years. He is buried in the St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.