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Federal (USV)


August Purath

(1838 - 1891)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 21 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Discharged 25 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He served in Company F, 6th US Cavalry.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1 and the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. His gravesite is online from Findagrave.




07/18/1891; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, WI


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 410 - 412  [AotW citation 15165]