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Biographical Sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel William Frederick Niemeyer, Sixty-first Virginia Infantry Regiment. By Colonel William H. Stewart, Portsmouth, Va. William Frederick Niemeyer was born in the county of Norfolk and State of Virginia, on the 12th day of May, 1840, and heroically met his death at the head of his regiment in the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, on the 12th day of May, 1864, his twenty-fourth birthday. His great grandfather, Hans Heinrich Neimeyer, was born
Thomas L. Rosser, and other noble spirits, left the Academy to give their services to their native States.
On May 1st, 1861, John Letcher, Governor of Virginia, commissioned W. F. Niemeyer Second Lieutenant in the Provisional Army of the State of Virginia, and on May 9th he was ordered by the Adjutant-General of Virginia to report to Major-General Walter Gwynn, commanding Virginia Forces at Norfolk; thereupon General Gwynn, on the 10th of May, ordered him to report to Colonel R. E. Colston,