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Federal (USV)


Henry D. Bath

(1843 - 1880)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a student at the Grass Lake Academy in Jackson County, MI, and enlisted in Company B, Seventh Michigan Infantry, as Sergeant on 19 June 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 15 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 30 December 1862 and transferred to Company C on 24 January 1863. Resigned and was honorably discharged 18 September 1863, having received appointment in the Invalid (Veteran Reserve) Corps.

After the War

He went to Columbus, WI in 1864 and "read the law", being admitted to the bar at Portage, WI in 1866. He was city editor of the Milwaukee Daily News till July 1868, when he bought the Columbus Transcript and operated the newspaper as the Columbus Democrat for the rest of his life. He also ran the Portage Democrat from 1877-79 with his brother W. E. Bath.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Further details from a sketch in the Western Historical Company's History of Columbia County, Wisconsin (1880).


1843; Schenectady County, NY


06/08/1880; Columbus, WI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 4 - 10  [AotW citation 12022]