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I.A. Helm

I.A. Helm

Federal (USA)


Isaac A. Helm

(? - 1867)

Home State: Indiana

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd US Infantry on 5 Aug 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company B of the Third Infantry at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant 11 Sept 1863, and served as the regimental Adjutant 28 Aug 1863 to 31 Jan 1866. He was commended by brevet to 1st Lieutenant for gallant and meritorious service at Chancellorsville (3 May 1863) and Captain for the same at Gettysburg (2 July 1863).

After the War

He continued in Army service, dying in Kansas only two years after the War.

References & notes

Service information from Heitman1, command role from Reese2. Civilian Appointments3 has his death date and place. The photograph above is from the US Army Military History Institute (file RG98S-CWP 232.32).


Date not known in IN


07/24/1867; Ft. Zarah, KS


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 521  [AotW citation 867]

2   Reese, Timothy J., Sykes' Regular Infantry Division, 1861-1864: A History of Regular United States Infantry Operations in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, Jefferson (NC): McFarland&Company, Inc., 1990, pg. 385  [AotW citation 868]

3   Henry, Guy Vernor, Military Record of Civilian Appointments in the United States Army, 2 Volumes, New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1873, Vol II, pg. 107  [AotW citation 869]