Fold3.com‘s “Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914,” (taken from page 36 of roll 34, National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M233, page 196) contains the enlistment information for the “younger” Andrew Trautvetter.
I’m not certain the two Andrew Trautvetters found in “Never Assume There is Only One” are actually the same guy. The information for this guy who enlisted in 1867 indicated that he was a 30 year old farmer born in Saxony. He had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion and stood 5’10”.
He deserted in September of 1868 and was dishonorably discharged in Washington Territory on 24 April 1869 as a private.
We’ll look at the enlistment information for the other Andrew Trautvetter in an upcoming post and see whether or not these two enlistments are for the same man.