Mathias Greenwald

Mathias Greenwald, also known as “Greenwalt,” was born in 1835.

Mathias was 26 years old and had probably just recently moved from Cook County, Illinois to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he enlisted in Company F on May 13, 1861, and transferred to Company C on June 9 or 10, 1861. He was present for duty from January of 1862 until he was taken prisoner on November 30, 1863, at Mine Run, Virginia.

He was subsequently confined at Andersonville prison, where he died of disease on August 13, 1864, and was interred in the Andersonville National Cemetery: grave 5557.

In 1865 his mother applied for and received a pension (no. 108184).