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Federal (USV)


Eri Augustus Gambolt

(1833 - 1901)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old carpenter from Coatesville, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated initially on the field at Sharpsburg. From 29 September to 1 October he was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, then transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company F, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864. He transferred again, to the same Company in the 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC, and mustered out with them on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/09/1833 in IN


07/28/1901; Hendricks County, IN; burial in Coatesville Cemetery, Coatesville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 568  [AotW citation 18385]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #669  [AotW citation 18386]