1906 – Civil War General Carl Schurz Died

On this date Wisconsin abolitionist, politician, and Civil War general Carl Schurz died. He was born on March 2, 1829, near Cologne, Germany, and as a student at the age of 19 began public speaking at liberal political gatherings. Caught up in the revolution of March 1848, he was imprisoned, escaped, made a of a comrade, and in November 1850 emigrated to England where he married in November 1852.