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    Oscar Brabender

    Birth: unknown

    Death: unknown

    Alternate Surname: von Brabender

Biography

Oscar Brabender was part of the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry together with Valentine Bausenwein (1829-03251906) and Oscar Hultman (1837-1866). He started as a Captain in February 7th, 1861 and was appointed a First Lieutenant in September of the same year. 

Quotes: "OSCAR BRABENDER has been appointed a First Lieutenant, andattached to BLENKER's Staff. He served with distinction in the Prussian Royal Guard, and was recommended by the King of Prussia. " New York Times, September 23, 1861.

"December 15, 1861
[Valentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter reporting that 1st Lieutenant Oscar Von Brabender would no longer do service, was incompatible toward his fellow officers, cross and uncivilized toward subaltern officers and Privates, criticized the President, the Government, and all superior officers and their orders, and did not understand a single word of English or try to learn it; requesting that Brabender be removed from the regiment as soon as possible as he was only doing disadvantage to it; and stating that every day, he had to hear complaints against Brabender, and that Brabender had sent a false report to the Prussian minister in Washington.
1 p. [Series 147-20: 166]" From the Ohio Historical Society. Civial War Documents. 

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Oscar Brabender was part of the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry together with Valentine Bausenwein (1829-03251906) and Oscar Hultman (1837-1866). He started as a Captain in February 7th, 1861 and was appointed a First Lieutenant in September of the same year. Quotes: "OSCAR BRABENDER has been appointed a First Lieutenant, andattached to BLENKER's Staff. He served with distinction in the Prussian Royal Guard, and was recommended by the King of Prussia. " New York Times, September 23, 1861. "December 15, 1861 [Valentine] Bausenwein, Colonel, 58th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To the Adjutant General of Ohio. Letter reporting that 1st Lieutenant Oscar Von Brabender would no longer do service, was incompatible toward his fellow officers, cross and uncivilized toward subaltern officers and Privates, criticized the President, the Government, and all superior officers and their orders, and did not understand a single word of English or try to learn it; requesting that Brabender be removed from the regiment as soon as possible as he was only doing disadvantage to it; and stating that every day, he had to hear complaints against Brabender, and that Brabender had sent a false report to the Prussian minister in Washington. 1 p. [Series 147-20: 166]" From the Ohio Historical Society. Civial War Documents.
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