A Mystery Even After Death: The story of Jacob Dieter
In 1862, Jacob Dieter enlisted in the Union Army in response to President Abraham Lincoln's call for an additional 300,000 soldiers to fight in the American Civil War. Dieter joined Company F of the 9th Minnesota and joined General Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864. That was the last that his wife heard from him until she received a letter in 1864 from a place called Andersonville in Georgia. This is the story of Jacob Dieter and the mystery that still surrounds his death.