Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig

Alexander Schimmelfennig commanded the 1st Brigade in Carl Schurz' Second Division of Oliver O. Howard's XI Corps. On the afternoon of 1 July, Schimmelfennig, retreating down Washington Street with XI Corps, had his horse shot out from under him. Stunned, cut off by the advancing Confederates, and seeking to avoid capture, he hid himself under a wooden culvert in the backyard of the Henry Garlach house on Baltimore Street. He remained there until 4 July, after the Confederates evacuated Gettysburg.

Slade, J. and Alexander, J., Firestorm at Gettysburg. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 1998.

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