Short Bios | Carl Schmitt

Adjutant Carl Schmitt, 32nd Indiana
By Michael A. Peake

Carl Schmitt, a 30-year old native of Bavaria, lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana when news arrived of August Willich organizing Indiana’s 1st German Regiment. He traveled to Indianapolis in early August 1861 to offer his services to Willich. On August 24, Schmitt was enrolled by Gov. Morton and mustered in by Lt. Col. Thomas J. Wood as 1st lieutenant and adjutant of the 32nd Indiana Infantry. He served as Willich’s assistant until that officer was wounded in action at Resaca, Georgia in May 1864. Schmitt died of heart failure at the National Military Home in Leavenworth, Kansas at 8:20 P. M. on January 12, 1893 and was buried at Evansville in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section 13, Lot 32, Grave #5.

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Adjutant Carl Schmitt
Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-129649