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Geza Mihalotzy papers

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1042

Scope and Contents

Includes orders, official letters, disciplinary charges against several soldiers, specifically charges against Mihalotzy for "Disobedience of Orders", "did quarter himself in the home of I.W. Douse in Athens Ala." and "molestation in their person and property". Includes his response to these charges and a summary of the findings of the court. Two notes from J.B. Turchin regarding troop movements. Topographical maps of Becherd and Tullahoma, Tenn.

Dates

  • Created: 1861 - 1864

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Civil War Colonel with the 24th Illinois Infantry, who was born in Hungary, emigrated to Chicago, Illinois in 1848 after, as a member of the military fought in the attempted revolution in Hungary. When the Civil War broke out he petitioned Lincoln to allow him to form a company of Hungarian soldiers. They became part of the 24th and fought at Chickamauga, the battle of Chattanooga, Stone's River and others. He died a few weeks after being wounded, Feb. 25th near Dalton, Georgia while on a reconnaissance tour.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 50 items

Language of Materials

English