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Federal (USV)

Private

Christian Gottlieb Bergmann

(1835 - 1919)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & 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

03/02/1835; Riemendorf, Silesia, PRUSSIA

Death

12/28/1919 Axtell, KS; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Axtell, KS

Notes

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]