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Federal (USV)


Christopher Columbus Fiddler

(1837 - 1911)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Bedford, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in the German Reformed Church, Sharpsburg, then at a hospital in Harrisburg, PA. He lost the forefingers of his right hand, and was discharged for wounds in Harrisburg on 29 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




01/22/1911 Bedford, IN; burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 587  [AotW citation 18511]