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|Title:||John Hyatt Collection|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of the Civil War military documents of two soldiers, Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, ancestors of John Hyatt.|
|Quantity:||0.02 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 1537|
Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, great-grandfather and grandfather of John Hyatt, both served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Henry Lewis Rottger, born in 1818 in Hanover, Germany, was a boot maker. He became a citizen of the Unites States on April 19, 1837, and enrolled in the army in April of 1861. He served two years, but was later discharged by the Surgeons Certificate of Disability in April of 1862. Henry Lewis Rottger re-enlisted on September 18, 1862 to serve for three more years in the Commanding 5th Regiment N.Y.S.V. John Mueller was born in 1842 in Nassau, Germany. He enrolled in the army on July 24, 1861 and served three years as a Private. After serving the maximum three years as a volunteer, he was discharged from the army in Maryland on July 25, 1864. He re-enlisted and was paid for his duties beginning in August 1864 and continuing through October 1867. John Mueller became a citizen of the Unites States on September 21, 1885 at the age of 43. At the time of his death, he was a colonel in the New Jersey National Guard and a member of the staff of New Jersey governor, Robert S. Green.
The collection documents the Civil War service of Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, both ancestors of John Hyatt, and consists of enrollment and discharge papers, a furlough pass, and a naturalization certificate. The collection also documents the military service of John Mueller in the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New Jersey.
This collection is organized into two series:
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.|
|Rottger, Henry Lewis.|
|New Jersey. National Guard.|
|America--Emigration and immigration.|
|Military service, Voluntary--United States.|
|United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1537, John Hyatt Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Bequest of John Hyatt, 2001.
Series 1: Henry Lewis Rottger Documents, 1837-1862
Scope and Content:
This series consists of the naturalization and military documents of Henry Lewis Rottger.
|1||1||Naturalization certificate||1837 Apr. 13|
|1||1||Discharge from Company D, 5th Regiment, New York Volunteers||1861 Apr. 2|
|1||1||Furlough pass||1862 Jan. 23|
|1||1||Volunteer enlistment||1862 Sept.|
Series 2: John Mueller Documents, 1864-1887
Scope and Content:
This series consists of the military documents of John Mueller.
|1||2||Discharge from Captain Bernhard Wevers, 29th Independent Battery N.Y.S. Volunteers||1864 July 25|
|1||2||Pass signed by Secretary of State J. F. Bayard||1885 Sept. 21|
|OS||Testimonial certificate signed||1879 Aug. 30|
|OS||Appointment as Aide-de-Camp to Robert S. Green of the N.J. National Guard||1887 May 16|
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