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Transcribed biography of Frederick W. Drawans


Born March 30, 1835, in Medrin, Posen Province, Prussia, where he was reared. When 15 years of age his father died leaving him to care for his mother who lived on a small-farm. When 19, entered the Second Regiment of Guards, King William's body guard, to perform his three years of military service. He was stationed at Berlin and gained the rank of corporal and afterwards sergeant After his service he remained one year on the farm. In 1859 he came to America, settling in LaPorte county, Indiana. He entered the service in August, 1862, and was appointed sergeant, and was soon after made color-sergeant, carrying the colors for a year and a half when he was appointed 1st sergeant, and in March, 1864, he was commissioned 1st lieutenant. He resigned January 31, 1865, to attend to private business in Germany. He was in command of the company during the "march to the sea," Captain Scott being absent on leave. "Lieutenant Fred," as he was called, was a good soldier. Married in 1865, to Ann A. DeWitt; to them were born two children, a son and daughter. The son died in 1898, aged 30 years. Address, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Source: Lucas, Daniel R. 1900. New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls. Rockford, Illinois: Horner Print Company. 256 p.
Page(s) in Source: 133

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