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Federal (USV)


Charles Breidenbach


(1840 - 1928)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 20 in Company K, 7th Ohio Infantry for 3 moths on 22 April 1861, and for 3 years on 20 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 16 December 1862 at Smoketown, MD.

After the War

About 1870 he was in Warren, OH, in Sharon, PA in 1872, and filed for a land grant in Firesteel Township, Aurora County, SD in 1879. He was first postmaster there in 1882. He moved to Mitchell in about 1900.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. The Roster has him as Charles Brieienbach. Details from a bio sketch on the USGenWeb by Garran Grow, and his gravesite on Findagrave.


1840; 03/30/1840, GERMANY


06/22/1928; Rapid City, SD; burial in Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell, SD


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. 621, 641  [AotW citation 13080]