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Michael Ditzel (Dritael, Deitzel). Co. F. Corporal

Michael DITZEL enlisted as a Private in Co. F. and mustered out as Corporal. At the Battle of the Wilderness, Michael distinguished himself in helping Sergeant Morse (MOH) of Co I 62nd NY, recover the Regimental colours during the heat of battle. Michael Ditzel was born in Manhattan, NY and also lived in Brooklyn, NY and at Washington DC Veteran's Home where he died on March 24, 1915. Michael is buried in the Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Section K, Grave 7821. His sister Elizabeth DITZEL, born c. 1844 in New York City married Charles Frederick WEINMANN of the 9th NY Hawkins Zouaves. Michael DITZEL's father was Joseph DITZEL, born c. 1811 in Germany. Alternative name: DRITAEL, DEITZEL.

See: "Our Colours are Down!"

Michel Ditzel's Grave
Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Section K, Grave 7821




George J. Weinmann