Private Henry Goldhammer

Private Henry Goldhammer was born on on an unknown date in Hanover, Germany and died May 19, 1876 in Waverly, IA.

Henry Goldhammer entered the Infantry on January 5, 1864, in at an unknown place, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on on an unknown date in at an unknown place.

Henry Goldhammer is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.981' N 92° 28.204' W

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Mo. reg. dis. for disability after 1 year service re-enlisted in Heckar Reg. from Chicago and served as put to End fo war. Record of service in Mo. Reg. not shown

Henry Goldhammer was born of aristorcratic titled parentage. Was educated in Germany Latin Englist and othr languages. During the great uprising of all Europe in 1848 he was chief Sec. in the office of the Sec. of State or Home sec. of Hanover He was Chief Sec. in the office of the Sec. of State or Home Sec. of Hanover. He thought he saw the dawn of the Universal Republic in Europe and signed a paper favoring it. After the Republican uprising was suppressed and Franz Sigel and Carl Schurtz were exiles in the US A there to rise to the highest postions of honor Henry Goldhammer was tried for teason convicted senteced and confined to the bands of Hansburg separated from wife and children to be left a wander, a pauper under the surveilance of police and disownde by his kindred.

He managed to get aboard an American vessel and escaped to American Here unusual to work and old he taught German in American schools. When the civil war broke out he enlisted in a Mo. Reg. served as Pct. for about a year was discharged for disability re-enlisted as Pvt. There he served to end of War. Came to Ial in 1870 He was discharged a white haired feeble old man. Lived at Waverly Ia. also with Comrade Dodge at Janesville. He was a perfect scribe in Englist was proud—–following is a copy of his letter to the Republican——————————————“”Through your columns I wish to say a work about persuing at orneys. While in the US Army I was paid by check 80.00 by check. I sent it home but it was captured by the Rebels. I have repeatedly tried to get my pay through attorneys but failed. I at last called on Colm M. E. Billings attorney who made afflication to the Tres. Dept. for a new clerk but was informed that after 3 years none could be issued Nothing daunted Col. Billings applied to congress for a special relief bill and by the good office of Hon. G.B. Dorman and Sen Wright the bill was passed and I now have by pay. One more thing Col. Billings charged me nothing fot this great assistance. He says he charges a soldier nothing for amything pertaining to their good causes. Such generosity will some day bring its reward. The above from “”The Republican””Waverly Ia. 5/25/1876