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Federal (USV)


Elijah Withington Bonnemort

(1841 - 1912)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old laborer from Dedham, MA, he enlisted 7 August and mustered as Private, Company I, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted Corporal in February 1864, and was wounded 24 May 1864 at the North Anna River, VA. He was discharged for disability on 2 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1. His wounding at Antietam from the Dedham Historical Society's Dedham Historical Register (Vol. V, 1994; Vol. VI, 1895) in an article by Joseph Henry Lathrop, Dedham in the Rebellion. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

An excellent post-War photograph of him is online from FamilySearch.


02/16/1841; Dorchester, MA


08/19/1912; Dedham, MA; burial in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 696  [AotW citation 17692]