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- Camp Chase (Ohio)
- West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Lewisburg (W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Droop Mountain (W. Va.), Battle of, 1863
- Personal papers
- Bahlmann, William F., (William Frederick), 1837-1930
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
- Fayette County (W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Fayetteville (W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Confederate States of America
- Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
- This collection includes the memoirs entitled, "Down in the ranks," detailing Bahlmann's exploits while serving as captain of the 22nd Virginia Infantry, Company K. Topics include Bahlmann's military appointments and elections, company movements and relocations, troop engagements, and a brief history of the company. Bahlmann offers a comprehensive view of the life of the soldier in the Civil War through his description of camp life, food and supplies, death of comrades, interaction of Union and Confederate soldiers, health and medical care, and the battle of Droop Mountain. Includes a description of Bahlman's capture and imprisonment at Camp Chase, Ohio from June - July 1862. This record is a typed transcript. In 1970 the memoirs were published in the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society. The collection also includes a copy of the pamphlet, "The Battle of Droop Mountain," by Dallas B. Shaffer
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- Published in the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society (Lewisburg, W.Va., 1970).
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- William F. Bahlmann, was born 24 August 1836 in New York, NY. He attended school in New York and at the Universities of Munster and Munich in Germany, 1858-1860. Enlisted with the 22nd Virginia Infantry, Company K, 6 June 1861 at Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Was wounded in action at Lewisburg, West Virginia and Droop Mountain, West Virginia. Permanently disabled at Droop Mountain and retired 31 December 1864 due to wounds. Bahlmann spent the remainder of war as an enrollment officer in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Married Lydia Abbott 9 December 1862. After the war was a principal at Lexington, Missouri High School, taught German and Latin at Central Missouri State Teachers' College, and was superintendent in the Independence, Missouri school systems. Late in his life he wrote his war memoirs, "Down in the Ranks," which was published October 1970 in the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society. Died 17 March 1930.
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