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Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill: The "War Memories" of John Henry Otto, Captain, Company D, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

By: edited by David Gould and James B. Kennedy

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Kent State University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 387996


John Henry Otto was born September 12, 1822, in Westphalia, Germany, and enlisted in the Prussian army sometime around 1845. According to his own account, he served in the war between Prussia and Denmark in 1848 and as a sergeant fought to suppress revolution in southern Germany. He was discharged in 1849 as a first lieutenant in the reserve but was called up again in 1850.He deserted the Prussian army and came to New York in 1853. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker... View more info