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Federal (USV)


Ernst Purath

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 22 May 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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]

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