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Federal (USV)


Bernard Knust

(c. 1841 - 1903)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Ferdinand, IN, he mustered as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was injured by powder burns to his left eye and ear at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862 when the man behind him fired his musket near his face.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left arm and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at Satterlee US Army Hospital in Philadelphia and then at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA. He returned to duty in August 1863, but was on recruiting duty in Indiana from December 1863 into February 1864. He was seriously wounded in the right foot in action near Atlanta, GA on 4 August 1864 and mustered out on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis. He enlisted again, as a substitute in Company K, 87th Indiana Infantry on 3 November 1864 and transferred to the 42nd Indiana Infantry on 10 June 1865. He mustered out of service on 18 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


07/15/1903; burial in Saint Ferdinand Catholic Cemetery, Ferdinand, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 624  [AotW citation 18807]