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Federal (USV)


Alexis Bushre

(c. 1818 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 44, a French-speaking Canadian, he enlisted on 12 August 1862 in Grand Lake and mustered as Private, Company G, 17th Michigan Infantry on 18 August.

On the Campaign

He was killed by a gunshot to the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from Record of Service,1 as Alexander Bushries. Personal details from family genealogists, especially Maryellen Bushre Clark Saxton in her Bushre Family in Michigan. His memorial is on Findagrave; he may be buried at Antietam as a unknown, but he's not specifically listed there.

He married Céleste Solime Tavernier (1818-1860) in Montreal in December 1836 and they had 10 children.

His oldest, Joseph (as Joseph Bushra) enlisted in the 17th Michigan the day before his father. He survived the war.


c. 1818; Lower Canada, CANADA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 16  [AotW citation 20201]