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Federal (USV)


Elias Bader

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 25 year old tailor living with the Schaffer family in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted there on 7 May 1861 and mustered as Private, Company F, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a piece of shell to his left foot, bones broken, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September, transferred to USA Genera Hospital #1 on 2 January 1863, and on to Baltimore on 21 April. He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1 and the Patient List,2 also as Alvis Bater. His service from the Adjutant General3 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1835 in GERMANY


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 119  [AotW citation 16209]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #466  [AotW citation 28219]

3   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 178  [AotW citation 28220]