Harvey H. Childs(1840 - 1905)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Mauston, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 15 May 1861. He was detached to Battery B, 4th US Artillery 7 June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862, and was cited for bravery at Antietam by Lt Stewart in his Report.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged for disability on 27 February 1863.
After the War:
He also served in Company E, 41st Wisconsin Infantry, a 100-day unit, from May to September 1864, being commissioned Captain to date from 4 June. In February 1865 he was appointed Captain, Company E, 49th Wisconsin Infantry and served until mustering out with them in February 1866.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from State of Wisconsin1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 08/16/1840 Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 12/21/1905 Death Place: NE Burial Place: Grant Evergreen Cemetery, Talmage, NE
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 497 - 498; Vol. 2, pp. 698, 855 [AotW citation 10266]
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