Alexander Schimmelfennig

Alexander Schimmelfennig (July 20, 1824 – September 5, 1865) was a German soldier and political revolutionary, and then an American Civil War general in the Union Army.

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Alexander Schimmelfennig - Civil War
... by President Abraham Lincoln to be his Minister to Spain), Schimmelfennig attempted to raise an all-German regiment in Philadelphia ... over control of this new regiment, but they ultimately failed thanks to the efforts of Schimmelfennig's friends ... During the battle, Schimmelfennig commanded a brigade in the 3rd Division of the XI Corps ...

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