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Federal (USV)


Alvin L. Branch

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 21 on 5 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted Corporal on 1 November 1862. Appointed Sergeant on 27 May 1863. Killed in action at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/29/1840; Mallet Creek, OH


05/06/1864; The Wilderness, VA; burial in York Cemetery, Mallet Creek, OH


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 236 - 240  [AotW citation 14855]