Alexander Stoltz

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Johann Christian Alexander Stoltz (born October 19, 1810 in Cosel ; † January 6, 1897 in Bonn ) was a Prussian lieutenant general .



Alexander was a son of the Prussian captain Johann Christian Stoltz (1770-1851) and his wife Eleonore Dorothea, née Siebert (1781-1823). The later Prussian major general Wilhelm Karl Stoltz (1817–1886) was his younger brother.

Military career

Stoltz joined the 39th Infantry Regiment (7th Reserve Regiment) of the Prussian Army on June 9, 1827 and was promoted to second lieutenant by mid-April 1830 . The following year he was assigned to the fortifications in Luxembourg and graduated from the General War School in Berlin in 1836/39 . In 1841/42 he was assigned to the training infantry battalion, in June 1845 to the topographical office of the General Staff and in 1848 to accept the Rayon of Luxembourg. With promotion to captain, Stoltz became company commander on January 20, 1849 . This was followed from mid-May 1857 to mid-January 1859 as a major and commander of the 2nd battalion in Mainz . Then Stoltz was commander of the 1st battalion in the 30th Landwehr Regiment in Trier and on May 8, 1860, he was commanded as a battalion commander of the 30th Combined Infantry Regiment. With the establishment of the association to the 8th Rhenish Infantry Regiment No. 70 , he was commander of the 1st battalion in July 1860 and in this position was promoted to lieutenant colonel on October 18, 1861 . On January 9, 1864, he was transferred as commander of the 6th Westphalian Infantry Regiment No. 55 to Minden . Stoltz led his regiment in 1864 in the war against Denmark in the siege of the Düppeler Schanzen , the transition to Alsen and in the battles near Rackebüll and Lillemölle. He rose to colonel on June 25, 1964 and was awarded the Order of the Red Eagle III for his behavior on the transition to Alsen . Excellent with swords. In addition, Stoltz received the Order of the Iron Crown II. Class with war decoration and the Lippe Military Merit Medal . In mid-March 1866 he was honored by being awarded the Commander-in-Chief of the Order of the Oak Crown .

During the German War , his regiment formed the avant-garde in the Main Campaign in 1866 . Stoltz took part in the battles near Wiesental , Kissingen , Lauffach , Gersheim and the bombardment of Würzburg . At Tauberbischofsheim he and his four battalions were able to repel the repeated attacks of the Württemberg and later the Austro-Nassau troops, which were supported by four drawn batteries , during the five-hour battle . For this act, Stoltz was submitted to the order Pour le Mérite by his commanding officer, Lieutenant General von Groeben , which was awarded to him on September 20, 1866.

After the war, Stoltz was position à la suite of his regiment on 30 October 1866. Commander of the 15th Infantry Brigade in Erfurt appointed and promoted on April 18, 1867 Major General. In this capacity he received the Schwarzburg Cross of Honor 1st Class in February 1868 and was put up for disposal on October 10, 1868 with the award of the Order of the Red Eagle, 2nd Class with oak leaves and swords on the ring, with the statutory pension . During the mobilization on the occasion of the war against France in 1870/71, Stoltz acted as commander of the 32nd Infantry Brigade in Trier. After the peace treaty , Kaiser Wilhelm I gave him the character of Lieutenant General on October 10, 1871 .

Stoltz died unmarried in Bonn.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kurt von Priesdorff: Soldatisches Führertum. Volume 7, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt Hamburg, undated [Hamburg], undated [1939], DNB 367632829 , p. 505, no. 2442.