(1825–1912) born in Hungary, Stahel fled to Berlin, London, and, finally, New York after fighting with Kossuth (Hungary's revolutionary leader) for the independence of Hungary from Austria. He worked as a journalist until commissioned a Lt. Col. in the Union Army in 1861, and rose quickly to brigadier general that same year. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for being wounded near Piedmont in 1864.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.