1035Re: [TalkAntietam] Youngest and Oldest Casualties
- Oct 16, 2002Gerry,
According to my videotape of of Keith Snyder's tour.......
George and Gottfried Gleisen (undoubtedly I am spelling the last name
brothers in the 97th New York. They were shoemakers from New York City. They
recently immigrated from Germany. They had lied about their ages to enlist.
61 and said he was 44; the older brother was 63 and said he was 42 (i.e.
his brother). George was shot and killed in the East Woods/Cornfield area and
brother went to his assistance, but he was also shot and killed.
Hope this helps.
Tom Shay - giving Gettysburg tour on Friday of "140 Places Every Guide Should
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