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Federal (USV)


Ira D. Brougher

(1843 - 1920)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 130th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer and coachsmith, he mustered into service in Company F, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized in Harrisburg, PA, and his right arm was amputated. He was discharged on 25 December 1862 for wounds. He was a US Government storekeeper at Alexandria, VA until 1866.

After the War

He graduated from the Philadelphia Commercial Business College in 1867, and was a bookkeeper and traveling salesman. He moved to Great Bend, KS in February 1875, made a homestead claim, and began farming. He was elected Town Clerk in 1877, and was reelected to at least 1883. By 1896 he had considerable acreage and began breeding registered Hereford stock. He was also in real estate, insurance, and made loans.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. Details from bio sketches in William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883) and Lewis Publishing's A Biographical History of Central Kansas (1902). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/14/1843; York County, PA


05/17/1920; burial in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, KS


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11225]