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Federal (USV)


Edmund Lewis Blanchard

(1836 - 1893)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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).

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 06/15/1836    Place of Birth: Florida, MA    
Death Date: 05/03/1893    Death Place: York County, NE    Burial Place: Beaver Crossing Cemetery, Beaver Crossing, NE


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]

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