Friday, April 16, 2010

The Wounded at Pea Ridge

The editor of Der Demokrat has shown us a letter from Capt. Ahlefeldt, of this city, in which the writer says that Sergt. Claus Rohwer, of his company, died on the 22d ult., of wounds received at the Battle of Pea Ridge. Sergt. Rohwer was a native of Germany, and about 28 years of age. He was a corporal in Capt. Wentz’s company in the 1st regiment. The letter also says that Lt. Henne and Private Ausborn are considered out of danger. Lt. H’s leg, we are informed, has been amputated a second time, about two inches above the former place. Mrs. Henne is now at Keitsville with her husband.

From another source, we learn that Private Hedges of Pleasant Valley, in Capt. Curtis’s Rock Island company, is alive and out of danger, and is expected to start for home soon.

From the Westliche Post, of St. Louis, we gather the following additional names of Davenport killed, wounded or missing at Pea Ridge.

KILLED. – Claus Behrens, 19 years old, died on the 12th ult.; Hans Brandt, 18, died shortly after the battle. Fritz Gerke, 30, farmer near Durant, killed on the field. These are all buried at Rose Hill, near the battlefield; a large cross marked with their names designates the spot.

WOUNDED. – Edward Moeller, Aged 20.

MISSING. – Jacob Grimm, 27; Q. M. Sergeant John Eckers, 22 (taken prisoner); Corp. Claus Paul, 30; Jens Haulen, 34; Charles [Stoernning], 19; Henry Warrensold, 26; Lorenz Fisher, Wheatland, 24.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 14, 1862, p. 1

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