Portrait of Col. Frederick Schneider, 1861-1865. (Veteran), Detroit. Born at Saline, Mich., Nov. 24, 1840. First enlisted in Detroit Scott Guard, company B, First Battalion, Frontier Guards of Michigan Militia, Oct. 26, 1859. Removed to Chicago, Ill., May, 1860. Enlisted as Sergeant in company C, First Illinois Infantry, April 15, 1861, at Chicago, Ill., for 3 months, but on receipt of telegram from Secretary Goebel of Detroit Scott Guard, saying that his company had enlisted for the war, would he join? he at once cancelled his Illinois enlistment and immediately returned to Detroit, where he enlisted as private in the Detroit Scott Guard, subsequently company A, Second Infantry, April 18, 1861, for 3 months, age 20. Mustered into state service April 23, 1861. Promoted Corpora May, 1861. Sergeant May, 1861. On non-acceptance by the Government of Second Infantry for 3 months' service he re-enlisted as Sergeant for 3 years in same company. Mustered into U. S. service May 25, 1861. Acting First Sergeant Aug. to Nov., 1861, and June to Dec., 1862. First Sergeant Dec. 7, 1862. Acting Sergeant Major Nov., 1863. Severly injured and knocked unconscious by a blow on left side of his head in a runaway accident of an artillery horse on the night of June 10, 1862, while the army was retiring from the battle near Charles City Cross roads, Va. Re-enlisted at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1863, and mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Sergeant Major May 14, 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant, company A, June 6, 1864. Mustered July 27, 1864. Acting Adjutant July 30, 1864. Wounded in right arm in action near Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864. Taken prisoner at explosion of mine under rebel fort before Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Escaped same day. Wounded in left thigh and taken prisoner near Hatcher's Run, Va., Oct. 27, 1864. Again escaped, but was recaptured after great hardship and suffering and confined in jail at Petersburg, Va., in Nov., 1864, in Libby prison at Richmond, Va., Stockade prison at Salisbury, N. C., and Danville prison, Va. Exchanged at Richmond, Va., Feb. 22, 1865. Commissioned Captain of company A, to date Ju;y 30, 1864. Mustered April 12, 1865. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 18, 1864. Mustered to date April 18, 1865. Commissioned Colonel April 18, 1865. Mustered out and honorably discharged at DeLaney House, D.C., July 18, 1865. Was the last commander of his regiment, which he brought home to Detroit, Mich., where it was paid off and disbanded on Aug. 8, 1865, after a continuous service, mostly at the front in the field, from April 18, 1861, during which he participated in every march, campaign, siege, battle and skirmish in which his regiment was engaged, except the two engagements and such movements which took place while he was a wounded prisoner of war. Present residence, Lansing, Mich. (Descriptive Roll Second Michigan Volunteers).