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Federal (USV)


Thomas Bridges

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 35 year old painter in Beverly, he enlisted on 28 December 1861 in Company H, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Initial information from Nelson1. Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 2 and the History,3 which says he was wounded in the leg and died of wounds, date not given.


c. 1826


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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. 141  [AotW citation 16625]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 465  [AotW citation 17893]

3   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 146, 252  [AotW citation 17894]