Gravestone of Edward Fassel
8th MO Infantry (US)
Company K
Gravestone of Edward Fassel

Here is a brief chronology of the life of Edward Fassel.   He served in Company K of the 8th Missouri.

1833 Born in Baden-Baden, Germany
October 24, 1853 Arrives in New York on the ship Manchester (age 20)
July 2, 1860 Counted in Cape Girardeau MO census (age 26)
December 8, 1860 Married Mary Freidonvald
June 27, 1860 Enlisted in Home Guard, Cape Girardeau County MO
August 1, 1861 Enlisted in 8th MO Infantry in Cape Girardeau MO (age 27)
February 11-16, 1862 Fought in Battle of Fort Donelson
March 15, 1862 Sent to General Hospital
April 6, 1862 Fought under General Grant at Pittsburg Landing
July 10-11, 1862 Treated for febris remittens
July 28, 1862 Deserted from camp at Memphis, Tennessee
September 4, 1862 Rejoined unit from desertion
September 19, 1862 Admitted to Hospital Odontalgia
February 16-19, 1863 Admitted to hospital: acute dysentery
April 6-7, 1863 Admitted to hospital: acute dysentery
May 25, 1863 Promoted to Corporal
August 31, 1863 Last settlement date: "clothing account"
December 31, 1863 Last time paid until mustered out
August 16, 1864 Mustered out "with Company as Corpl at St. Louis"
August, 1870 Counted in Wittenberg MO census (age 35)
January 10, 1877 Died in Wittenberg MO (age 44)
January 1877 Buried at Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg MO

The above information comes from Edward Fassel's great-great-grandson: Roy Fassel.