The Michigan in the Civil War Message Board

Alfred Rentz - Co A, 24th MI

Hello all,

I am looking for any help in locating a picture of Alfred Rentz. He is a G-G-G Uncle of mine. We know so much about him and even have his musket that he carried with him through the War. He purchased it after Gettysburg, where he said it saved his life. However, the family members that kept the musket threw out his medals and tin types so we do not know what he looked like. We know he was in Gettyburg for the dedication of the MI 24th Iron Brigade memorial, and so is in that famous picture. Our search has been exhaustive, but so far no luck.

Also, is there any way to find out what medals he was awarded?

Thank you so much!