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36th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Leopold Sitzepfandt Rank: Private Company: B

Leopold Sitzepfandt was a private in the 36th Georgia Infantry, B Company for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. He was ultimately captured twice. He was from Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia and uncle to Gustavus Aldolphus Miller. He was born 1839 in Germany and brought to the United States as a small child. He Died 1869 in Dalton, Georgia after his health deteriorated from service during the Civil War. He served in the Southern Army from 1862 - 1865. He is mentioned in the book History and Records of the Miller Family 1472 - 1972 by Winnie Ruth Miller. She said 'He served with the Quartermaster during the Siege of Vicksburg.' She also said there were family stories of how 'Because of a great shortage of supplies, mule meat was used in this and many other battles.' Documents from the National Archives show Leopold Sitzepfandt was captured as a POW at Champion Hill (Vicksburg,Mississippi) on May 16th, 1863 and sent to Memphis, Tn. on May 25th, 1863. The documents show he was received at Fort Deleware, Del on June 9th, 1863, and paroled at Fort Deleware, Del. on July 3rd, 1863. He was then exchanged on July 4th, 1863. Pvt. Leopold Sitzepfandt was captured a second time near Dalton, Georgia on May 13th, 1864 during the Rocky Face Ridge / Resaca battles by Maj. Gen. George Henry Thomas' troops. Pvt Leopold Sitzepfandt was sent to Camp Morton, a Union prisoner-of-war camp located in Indianapolis, Indianaand and released on May 23rd 1865. The 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles'), was an infantry regiment organized with men and officers from Dalton, Georgia , during the winter of 1861-1862. It was sent to Tennessee, then moved to Mississippi where it served in T.H. Taylor's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The regiment fought at Champions Hill and was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged and brigaded under General Cummings, it fought with the Army of Tennessee from Chattanooga to Nashville, and ended the war in North Carolina. The unit was organized with 930 men, reported 43 casualties at Chattanooga, and totalled 267 men and 213 arms in December, 1863. In January, 1865, when it was consolidated with the 56th Georgia Regiment, 232 were present for duty. Few surrendered on April 26. The unit was commanded by Colonels C.E. Broyles and Jesse A. Glenn, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander M. Wallace, and Major John Loudermilk. In searching records his name is linked to the name Teapeort Lebzepssaner on the National Parks Service NPS.gov/civilwar/search . Also in several family records Leopold spelled his last neme Setzepfand.

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