Civil War Colonel 10th Missouri Infantry Signed Letter Cover Due 3 Chattanooga
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Civil War Colonel 10th Missouri Infantry Signed Letter Cover Due 3 Chattanooga:
FRANCIS C. DEIMLING
(1836 - 1887)
CIVIL WAR HERO COLONEL OF THE “Hard-Fighting” 10th MISSOURI INFANTRY
Post-War MONTANA INDIAN FIGHTER!
HERE’S A CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC SOLDIERS LETTER “DUE 3” COVER SIGNED BY COL. DEIMLING! The Cover bears a Missouri circular date stamp postmark, and red patriotic vignette. NOTE THAT THE BIOGRAPHY PICTURED IN THE LISTING IS INCLUDED WITH THE AUTOGRAPH.
The document COVER is complete with backflap and measures 5 ¼” x 3 ¼” The piece is in very good condition, with slight wear around the margins of envelope - - boldly executed by Gen. Deimling!
WONDERFUL ADDITION TO YOUR CIVIL WAR AUTOGRAPH, MANUSCRIPT,
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Francis C. Deimling
Colonel, Commanding 10th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Colonel Deimling enlisted as a Major during the Civil War, and served the Field & Staff of the Missouri 10th Volunteer Infantry. He received the promotions of Lt. Colonel, and then Colonel on July 17, 1863.
He was a Colonel and
commander of the 10th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry. Probably his most
notable action was at the Chattanooga Campaign in October and November of 1863.
After the war he settled in Virginia City, Montana. During the Indian uprising
Governor Meagher drafted a small Army and Deimling was made Chief of Staff. Not
a great deal of information is available on his time in Virginia City. At some
point he became the postmaster and he assisted in the execution of convicted
Deimling, Francis C., c.1836 born in Pennsylvania; May 8, 1861 enlisted at St. Louis, Mo. as pvt., Co. K, 3rd U. S. (US/Mo.) Reserve Corps; Aug. 15, 1861 discharged; Aug. 15, 1861 enlisted at Pacific, Mo. as 1stlt./adjutant, 10th Mo. (US) Infantry Rgt. Oct. 3, 1862 maj. June 11, 1863 col. Aug. 24, 1864 mo at St. Louis, Mo. 1870's Indian uprising served as chief of staff of Montana volunteers; 1880 postmaster at Virginia, Mont. and assisted in execution of convicted criminals; June 28, 1880 applied for a pension (application #398610/certificate #209770); Jan. 2, 1887 died and buried in Virginia City, Mont. Cemetery; March 19, 1889 his widow applied for a pension (application #352083/certificate #822000) while living in Montana; wife Mary Deimling, c.1845 born in Virginia; Children: James Deimling, c.1867 born in Montana Territory and William Deimling, c.1870 born in Montana Territory
Regimental History of the 10th Missouri InfantryTenth Infantry. -- Cols., George R. Todd. Samuel A. Holmes, F. C. Deimling, Lieut.-Cols., S. A. Holmes, John D. Foster, Leonidas Homey, Christian Hoppel; Majs., Aaron Brown, Leonidas Homey, F. C. Deimling, Joseph Walker. The regiment rendezvoused at the St. Louis arsenal on Aug. 1, 1861, under command of Col. Chester Harding. While completing the organization it was employed in guarding the southwest branch of the Pacific railroad from the attacks of guerrillas. On Nov. 19, 1861, three companies of the 21st regiment, also in process of formation, was consolidated with the 10th, which was then mustered into service with 869 officers and men. In Dec., 1861, the regiment was engaged in the pursuit of the Confederate force engaged in destroying the North Missouri railroad, following them through Warren, Callaway, Boone and Audrain counties. It was then stationed at Warrenton and High Hill until April, 1862, when its strength was further augmented by the addition of part of Foster's battalion and ordered to report to Gen. Halleck at Pittsburg landing, Tenn. As a part of the 3rd division, Army of the Mississippi, under Gen. Hamilton, it took part in the siege of Corinth and the battle of Farmington, Miss.; was then in several minor engagements during the summer. It was present at the battles of Iuka and Corinth; with Grant's expedition into central Mississippi, then moved to Memphis, Tenn., and during the winter was stationed at Germantown, Tenn., on the Memphis & Charleston railroad. In the spring of 1863 the division was made the 7th division, 17 corps, and under Gen. McPherson was engaged in all the principal actions in which that corps participated in the Vicksburg campaign. After the reduction of Vicksburg it joined the army at Chattanooga, Tenn., and fought with its customary valor at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. Early in 1864 it was sent into Alabama to guard the Memphis & Charleston railroad, and there engaged in several skirmishes with detachments of the enemy. In June it was contentrated at Huntsville, Ala., transported to Kingston, GA, and in July was ordered to Resaca to hold the works covering the railroad bridge at that point and a construction camp a few miles north, meeting and defeating the enemy several times while on this service. Owing to the method by which the regiment was organized, it was mustered out at different times, part in August and the last detachment in Oct. 1864. Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 260<<::>>
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