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Federal (USV)

Private

Elbridge Acker

(1831 - 1902)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
A 31 year old merchant from Oxford, he enlisted in Company D, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 11 August 1862.

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

The remainder of the War:
He was reported missing in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2-3 July 1863. He reenlisted 11 February 1864, and was wounded again in action in May 1864. He transferred to Company E, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 July 1864. He was captured in action at Reams' Station, VA on 25 August 1864 and a prisoner at Andersonville, GA. He was paroled on 12 April 1865, and mustered out with his Company on 27 July 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with some details from Andrew Elmer Ford's The story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864 (1898). His gravestone is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 08/19/1831    Place of Birth: Claremont, NY    
Death Date: 11/14/1902    Death Place: Paxton, MA    Burial Place: Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, MA



Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 154, 531  [AotW citation 5697]



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