Portrait of Christian Rath, in horse drawn carriage, post war, c.1905. Jackson. Entered service in company G, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Aug. 9, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 30. Commissioned to date June 17, 1862. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Wounded in action at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant, company I, Dec. 6, 1862. Commissioned Captain Aug. 4, 1863. Mustered Sept. 8, 1863. Taken prisoner at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Escaped same day. On staff of General Wilcox, Oct., 1864, to May, 1865. Honorably discharged to date July 19, 1865. Brevet Major U. S. Volunteers, April 12, 1865. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel July 18, 1865. Present residence, Jackson, Mich. (Descriptive Roll Seventeenth Michigan Volunteers). Died Feb. 14, 1920 in Jackson, Mich. Also, slip in folder indicates he was born in Germany and was part of execution squad concerning Booth and conspirators.