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Federal (USV)


Alfred G. Bardwell

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 20 year old butcher in Covington, he enlisted in Tioga County on 30 April 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 31 May in Harrisburg. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given. He was captured at Mechanicsville, VA on 26 June 1862 and held until exchanged, probably in August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action near Turner' Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, and was discharged for wounds on 22 May 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Bucktails 2 and the Card File.3


c. 1841


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. 122  [AotW citation 16262]

2   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 373  [AotW citation 22964]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22965]