Two weeks ago while working at Ft Leavenworth I was able to get away and visit Ft Scott KS about 92 miles to the south of Kansas City. My primary reason for the visit was to visit the grave of my great- great grandfather Henrich (Henry) Hartmann.
Henry was born in Schupbach, Germany June 20, 1805. He enlisted Sept 26. 1861 in the 9th Wisconsin Infantry in Milwaukee WI. That would have made him 56 years old at time of his mustering in. Not much else is known about him other than he was married to Charlotte Kohler, Oct 19, 1812. Their daughter Charlotte married Frederick Stelzel in 1876 making her my great grandmother. Henry died in the hospital at Ft Scott ,KS Oct 15, 1862. Cause of death was disease. He’s buried in plot number 23 at the Ft Scott Cemetery No 1. He fought at the battle of Newtonia, MO on 30 Sept 1862.
Thank you brave soldier for your sacrifice. I wish I knew more about him and what motivated his decision to enlist at 56 years old. RIP.
I’ll follow up with a few photos from Ft Scott soon.