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Federal (USV)


Elbridge Ebenezer Packard

(1843 - 1864)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

Raised in Maine, he enlisted from Sun Prairie, WI at age 18 as a Private in Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 13 June 1861. He was detailed to Battery B, 4th United States Artillery on 27 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action with the battery at Antietam on 17 September 1862, and was acting Sergeant of the Piece after Sergeant West was wounded.

The rest of the War

Still with Battery B, he was mortally wounded on the North Anna River, VA on 25 May 1864, and died on the 31st.

References & notes

His service from the State of Wisconsin1 with details from Buell.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Ellridge Packard.


04/03/1843; Queens, New Brunswick, CANADA


05/31/1864; Clarke County, VA; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, pg. 369  [AotW citation 27459]

2   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 39-40  [AotW citation 27460]