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Federal (USV)


Levi Francis Bauder

(1840 - 1913)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Oberlin College

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Born and raised in Cleveland, he attended attended the Port Royal Academy, VA and spent a year at Oberlin College. He taught school in Pickaway County until the War. He enlisted in the 7th Infantry, Company B, on 19 June 1861 at age 21, and was appointed Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was Ordnance Sergeant and in charge of the ammunition train and distribution for the Division at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted to First Sergeant on 30 September 1863. Mustered out with his Company on 6 July 1864.

After the War

After the War he was a railroad clerk and bookkeeper for the Jackson Iron Company. He was Cuyahoga County auditor (1877-83) and Justice of the Peace (1886-92). He was admitted to the Bar and practiced law from 1891 - a specialist in handwriting analysis. He was permanent secretary of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument Commission for 15 years. He published Passing Fancies, a book of poems [google books] in 1880.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Further details from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and family genealogists. His son, Captain Walter S. Bauder (1876-1901), died of disease in service during the Spanish-American War.


01/28/1840; Cleveland, OH


10/01/1913; Cleveland, OH; burial in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 208 - 212  [AotW citation 13057]