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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Edmund Lewis Blanchard

(1836 - 1893)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He moved to Dodge County, WI in 1847. From Leroy, he enlisted in Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Sergeant, then First Sergeant (dates not given).

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A on 1 November 1862, and promoted to First Lieutenant, Company F on 21 April 1863. He was wounded again, in action near Atlanta (1864). He was mustered out 31 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some details from the Evangelical Messenger Obituary Index database and family genealogists online. He married Ann Tidyman (1839-1925) on 31 May 1863. Two sons Howard (b. 1865) and William (1871-1955) outlived him, but his two youngest Everett and Perry, died at ages 13 and 10 on November 5 and 9, 1887, respectively.

Birth

06/15/1836; Florida, MA

Death

05/03/1893 York County, NE; burial in Beaver Crossing Cemetery, Beaver Crossing, NE

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 15235]