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Federal (USV)


Ernst Purath

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 29 June 1864 at the end of his term of service.

After the War

He's listed as a carpenter in Oshkosh in 1895.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1, who has him as Ernest Purath. Profession from Bunn's Winnebago County Directory (1895). Probably brother to August Purath, whose widow Minnie was living with Ernst by 1895.


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 15166]