TRANSCRIBED BY RUSS SCOTT, ST. PAUL, MN.
May 20th, 1863.
Death of Capt. Pizzalla
The flags of the Village
were kept as half mast yesterday (Thursday) as a mark of respect to the
memory of Capt. Pizzalla of the 26th, Wis., and formerly of the 5th whose
name appears in the list of killed in the late battles. Capt. P. was an
officer of education, intelligence and experience; was beloved by his friends
and respected by his comrades. His death is regarded as a public calamity,
and the sympathies of the community are with his young wife who resides
here and over whose spirits, the pall of mourning has been so suddenly
Capt. P. was home on a furlough but a short time since, and secured the respect of all by his fine soldierly appearance, and polished manners. He was a native of Germany, but did not hesitate to shed his blood for the land of his adoption. Peace to his ashes and honor to his memory.