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Federal (USV)


Lewis Bulgick

(1826 - 1894)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was born Louis Bolduc in Quebec in 1826, the 17th of 18 children of Marie Ann Richard and Pierre Bolduc.

In 1860 he was 33 year old married laborer in Webster, MA, giving the census taker the name Lewis Bulgick. He enlisted under that name as a Private in Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 13 August 1862, credited to Union, CT.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate of Disability on 12 February 1863.

After the War

He was in Douglas, MA in 1865, worked in a shuttle shop in Southbridge, MA in 1870, and was a shoemaker in Millbury, MA in 1872. He was back in Southbridge by 1890.

References & notes

Basic casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Record.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860 and 1870, and the 1890 Veterans Schedule of the US Federal Census (as Louis Bulgich), source of the connection between his birth name and his alias. He's also seen in military records as Lewis Bulgich. Other records have him as Bulgie and Bulgis, Lewis and Louis.

He married Julia (or Judith) Le Clair (1831-1897) and they had at least 8 children between 1854 and 1876.


06/09/1826; Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Quebec, CANADA


05/17/1894; Southbridge, MA


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. 147  [AotW citation 16959]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 635  [AotW citation 27263]