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Christian Gottlieb Bergmann

(1835 - 1919)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He came to Milwaukee by way of Quebec in 1860 at age 25. He worked as a laborer there. Listed from Williamstown, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded by a gunshot to the left leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. His brother Ehrenfried was killed at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded again, in action at Chancellorsville, VA (May 1863) in the same leg. He mustered out on 1 July 1864 at the end of his term of service. His brother Ernst Wilhelm Bergmann was mortally wounded at Beverly Ford, VA (June 1863) and died in Washington, DC on 8 July 1863.

After the War:
He returned to Milwaukee and married there in 1865. He moved to Pawnee County, Nebraska in 1869, then moved to Kansas in 1877. He was a farmer.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Further details from a bio sketch in Emma E. Forter's History of Marshall County, Kansas (1917). His father was also Christian Gottlieb Bergmann.

Birth Date: 03/02/1835    Place of Birth: Riemendorf, Silesia, PRUSSIA    
Death Date: 12/28/1919    Death Place: Axtell, KS    Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery, Axtell, KS


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. 419 - 421  [AotW citation 15233]

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