Captain Lorenzo D. Immell (Franklin Co.)


1st MO Art. 1st Lt. Lorenzo D. Immell of Co.G was from Franklin Co., MO. (received the congressional medal of honor at Wilson's Creek in 1861) Rank Officer Commissioned Remarks -------- ---------------------- --------------- --------------------------------------- Capt. Lorenzo D. Immell ? 1st Lt. Lorenzo D. Immell Aug. 31, 1863 Mustered out, Jul. 28, 1865. 2nd Lt. Lorenzo D. Immell Mar. 03, 1863 From Jan. 01, 1863, Promoted to 1st Lt. Pvt. Lorenzo D. Immell ?  
Biographical Sketch of Capt. L. D. Immell
(from the "1878 Franklin County Land Plat Atlas")

Captain Immell, the important agricultural man of central Missouri, is a native of Ohio. His parents, Jacob Immell and Mary A., formerly a Miss Seberell, were from the town of Hesse, Hamburg, Germany. The subject of this sketch entered the army of the United States as a private, when quite young, at the commencement of our late war, and during a service of five years was honored with four promotions for bravery on the field of action. He was engaged in sixty different battles, received seven wounds at different times, and was honorably mustered out of the army as captain of artillery, and with a reputation for impetuous daring second to none. At the close of the war he engaged in farming, which, as is usual with him in all kinds of business, he made a success.

He has likely done more for Franklin and adjoining counties in the way of distribution of valuable seeds and improved farm implments, than any other citizen of this section of the state. His eminent qualifications as an agriculturist, and his good judgement as a citizen, recommended his services to the governor, and he was accordingly one of the first gentlemen of the state chosen to select from the rich fields of Missouri a fair representation of her varied resources at the late centennial exposition, a duty which he discharged with credit and taste.

Mr. Immell is of a lively disposition, a strong friend, but quick to resent an insult; and can punish insolence with an emphasis that never needs repetition. He is fond of the society of the ladies, and takes a delight in pets in general.

He is now largely engaged in the sale of all kinds of agricultural implements, in Washington, and is one of our most energetic business men. He is now one of the directors of the Franklin County Fair Association.

Sources:
1) "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, and Gasconade Cos., MO", by Goodspeed, c1888, p.254.
2) "1878 Franklin County Land Plat Atlas", P.53-56.
3) "Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for the year ending December 31, 1865", c1866, p.401.

For additional regimental history information go to the MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): BATTERY "G," 1st MO REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY ("HESCOCK'S").

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