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Federal (USV)


Jacob Henry Berdan


(c. 1843 - 1920)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

A printer in Paterson, he enlisted on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company K, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 8 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic service from the Adjutant General.1 His presence at Antietam from Joseph Crowell's The Young Volunteer: The Everyday Experiences of a Soldier Boy in the Civil War (1906). Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843 in NJ


01/07/1920; in NJ; burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ


1   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. I, pg. 658  [AotW citation 21875]