(1830 - 1901)
Home State: South Carolina
Education: College of Charleston
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: German (SC) Artillery
He was son of the prominent pastor of Charleston's St John's Lutheran Church, Dr. John Bachman. The Rev. Dr Bachman was also a scientist and an associate of naturalist John James Audubon. After graduating in Charleston he went to the University of Gottingen in Germany and was there for 3 years. He returned to Charleston, studied the law, and practiced briefly there. He moved to Columbia, SC in 1858.
He recruited and trained a company of mostly German-speakers in Charleston in 1861 and they became Bachman's German Battery, Hampton Legion.
On the Campaign
He commanded his battery in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He served with the battery to the end of the war.
After the War
He practiced law in Columbia, SC and was assistant Attorney General of South Carolina (1876-1888).
References & notes
11/23/1830; Charleston, SC
10/29/1901; Columbia, SC; burial in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, SC