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Federal (USA)


August Berghauser

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: California

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 4th US Infantry on 21 April 1860 at Bucksport, CA at about 30 years of age.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the German Reformed Church in Frederick, MD on 1 November 1862 with chronic diarrhea and died there on 5 December 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which lists him as August Berghausen. Service data from the US Army.2 Hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Augustus Burghauser. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1830; Baden, GERMANY


12/05/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3218]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 50  [AotW citation 15176]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #406  [AotW citation 25259]