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Federal (USV)


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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