R.W. Brandt

A marker for the Grand Army of the Republic adorns the tombstone of Jennie Brandt, wife of R.W. Brandt, indicating that perhaps he or a family member served in the Civil War. There is no tombstone for R.W. Brandt, so perhaps the G.A.R. symbol was placed on his wife’s gravesite to honor him. Additional research […]

Ulric (Frederick) Bart, O.S.B.

It might come as a shock to see a picture of a monk as first in the list of veterans who served in the Civil War. But interspersed among this list are other Benedictines from Saint Vincent, many who were born in Europe, who served their new country as infantrymen in the war, as well […]