August Purath(1838 - 1891)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 21 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged 25 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He served in Company F, 6th US Cavalry.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1 and the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. His gravesite is online from Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 06/07/1838 |
Death Date: 07/18/1891 Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI
1 Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 410 - 412 [AotW citation 15165]
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