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Federal (USV)

Private

Elbridge Acker

(1831 - 1902)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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

08/19/1831; Claremont, NY

Death

11/14/1902 Paxton, MA; burial in 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]