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Confederate (CSV)

Major

Bruce Menger

(? - 1864)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned Captain, Company I, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 4 June 1861. He was promoted to Major on 31 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 3 January 1863 and was wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 4 May 1863. He was absent sick in Richmond, VA from January - March 1864 and was killed in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

Service from Booth1 and his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

05/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, VA

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 947  [AotW citation 19717]