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Federal (USV)


Henry A. Bretthauer

(1836 - 1903)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Jackson County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD to 14 January 1863, when he was listed as "returned" to his unit. He was discharged for wounds at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, VA on 6 February 1863.

After the War

With a partner he bought a flour mill in Seymour, IN in 1901, intending to operate it under the Seymour Milling Company name.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, who have him as Henry Brathouse and William Henry Brathouse. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 which has him as Henry Bretthouse. Further details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His mill purchase from the April 1901 issue of Flour and Feed. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1836 in GERMANY


05/25/1903; Seymour, IN; burial in Saint Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery, Seymour, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 610  [AotW citation 18716]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.451  [AotW citation 18717]