Edward Paul Reichhelm immigrated from Bremman, Germany to New York arriving February 15, 1849, at age 6 with his father Julius(later changed to "John"), aged 38 and mother Pauline, age 34, on the ship "Emma". He was born in 1843 in Preußen, Germany. Had siblings Hermann and Elisabeth. The household appears complete, living in New York City in 1860.
He survived the war and was married to Caroline H. _____ (b 1851)and lived the later part of his life living at 20 Sherman Place, Jersey City, New Jersey making jewelers tools. (1870 to death per census and city directory listings)
His first service during the war was with the 3rd Missouri Infantry Co E, which pretty much mirrored the actions of the 12th Missouri of Lightfoot's involvment. Interestingly he is also found as Lt/Capt. acting Adjutant in the 51st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (M589 roll 72) and is listed on Plaque C-64 of the African American Civil War Memorial.
Caroline also reports this later service with her widow's pension application dated July 1918. Edward P. Reichhelm is listed in the 1910 Census in Hudson, New Jersey so it appears that he died sometime between 1910 and 1918. The Vicksburg plaque was commisioned and placed in 1913/14.