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Federal (USV)

Captain

Edward Brasher

(c. 1839 - 1864)

Home State: Indiana

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Columbus, IN, he enlisted 7 June 1861 as First Sergeant, Company F, 14th Indiana. He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 15 September 1861 and promoted to Captain on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 19 December 1862. He reenrolled, at age 24 as Captain, Company A, 120th Indiana Infantry on 2 October (or 8 December) 1863 at Columbus, IN. He was promoted to Major 17 August 1864, but was killed in action at Franklin, TN on 30 November 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Details from the Indiana Adjutant General2 and the Indiana Digital Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1839

Death

11/30/1864 Franklin, TN; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 140  [AotW citation 16556]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. II, pg. 117; Vol. III, pp. 219, 220  [AotW citation 16557]