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Federal (USA)


Bernhard Spix

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

Before Antietam

A 34 year old brick maker, he enlisted as a Private in Company H, 12th US Infantry on 29 July 1861 in Buffalo, NY.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the German Reformed Church in Frederick, MD on 1 November 1862 but died there of chronic diarrhea on 29 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 Hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Bernard Spicks or Spix. His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1827 in PRUSSIA


11/29/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142-43, pg. 754  [AotW citation 25182]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #407  [AotW citation 25183]