Memorial Day, May 27, 11:30 a.m. St. Michaels Cemetery, 700 5th Avenue N, Bayport, MN. Meet at “Soldiers Rest” at the north end of the Cemetery
Captain Louis Muller of Stillwater, Minn. gave his life defending the Union in the great Battle of Gettysburg. Louis Muller was a recent arrival from Switzerland to Stillwater, when the Union of States was dissolved. Louis was among the very first volunteers raised to defend the Union and restore the United States. As a common clerk, Muller enlisted with the Stillwater Guards which would become Company B of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Louis Muller was commissioned Lieutenant of Company B. Later Lt. Muller would be promoted to Captain, commanding the volunteers of Company E, of the First Minnesota. It was his leading of Company E in the momentous charge of the First Minnesota Volunteers on July 2, 1863, in which Capt. Louis Muller gave his life.
Capt. Muller’s remains were returned to Minnesota for internment at St. Michaels Cemetery following his death in battle on July 2, 1863, 150 years ago.
Over time, Capt. Muller’s grave monument and markers have been lost, replaced and lost again. On Memorial Day a new, permanent, marker will be unveiled during a short program by Historian Ken Martens, along with a cannon firing by Battery I Civil War Artillery Reenactors.
Ken Martens can be contacted by phone at (651) 353-7195. The event is free and open to the public.