Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm von Stiehle
(14.08.1823 - 15.11.1899)
place of birth:  Erfurt
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  Generaladjutant SM,  General der Infanterie

                          

General von Stiehle served in the Prussian officer corps during the 19th century and prior to World War One. He grew up in Erfurt and joined the 21st Infantry Regiment in 1840. He attended the Military Academy in Berlin from 1844 to 1847 and was assigned to the Great General Staff's Trigonometry Section from 1852 to 1855. After serving as a company commander in the 7th Infantry, Stiehle was charged with establishing military schools in Potsdam and Neisse, after which he took over the Military History Department at Great General Staff Headquarters in Berlin.

Von Stiehle took part in the Danish War of 1864, serving in Field Marshal von Wrangel's general staff. In 1866, the newly-enobled von Stiehle saw action in the Austro-Prussian War, and during the Franco- Prussian War of 1870-71, he functioned as Second Army's Chief of General Staff. With peace at hand, von Stiehle was sent to Great General Staff Headquarters in Berlin to succeed Kuno Freiherr von der Goltz as Inspector of Jäger und Schützen. At the rank of Generalleutnant, Gustav von Stiehle was selected in 1877 to serve in Kaiser Wilhelm I's court as Adjutant General. He replaced General von Pape as commander of V. Army Corps in Posen from 1881 to 1886. Thereafter, he served as Chief of the Engineering and Pioneer Corps and was also Inspector General of Fortresses.

     

General der Infanterie ... 09.06.1884

Eisernes Kreuz II ............. Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

Pour le Mérite ................... 00.00.1866  (Eichenlaub:  18.01.1870)