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    1. [ILWASHIN] Charles and Herman Junghaus-Civil War Soldiers
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: shar1422 Surnames: Junghaus Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Hi, I am stuck in a research project and was wondering if anybody could assist me. A newspaper article in the Daily Cleveland Herald from June 12, 1866, mentioned a woman being discovered among soldiers being disinterred at Resaca, GA for removal to a national cemetery. Her grave was marked "Charles Junghaus, private Company E, Sixth Missouri Volunteers." I searched military records and discovered the unit was listed incorrectly. It should be Co. E, 3rd Missouri Infantry. According to this soldier's enlistment records, he/she was a farmer from Altenberg, Saxony (Germany) and was 27 years old at the time of enlistment, which was August, 1861, in St. Louis. "Charles" was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery. In the same unit was Herman Junghaus, also from Altenberg. So I decided to focus on him in the hopes that he would lead me to "Charles." I found Herman in the Gorman household in the 1860 census for Washington County, Illinois. He was naturalized April 20, 1860. I found him in the 1870 census still in Washington County. His wife, Hannah, filed for a pension in 1887. No such luck with "Charles." The only possible record I could find for this person is C. Younghaunts in the Churcher household in the 1860 census for Washington County. This person is listed as a farmhand and a male. There were other woman soldiers who lived disguised as men before enlisting in the army. It was a way for them to control their own lives in a time when women didn't have many opportunities. As a matter of fact, one of the most noted of these women soldiers, Jennie Hodgers of the 95th Illinois, worked as a farmhand before the war, one of several jobs she had. I am wondering if this is the case with "Charles." I could not find C. Younghaunts or any variation in the spelling anywhere in future census reports, which makes me believe this person had died, and, therefore, the person I am seeking. And this is where I stand. I would like to see if I can discover who "Charles" really was. I wonder if this person was Herman's sister or cousin, but I can't find Herman's family history anywhere. Nor can I find any passenger lists showing when they came over. Thank you for reading. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shelby Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

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