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Federal (USV)


Harvey H. Childs

(1840 - 1905)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Mauston, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 15 May 1861. He was detached to Battery B, 4th US Artillery 7 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862, and was cited for bravery at Antietam by Lt Stewart in his Report.

The rest of the War

Discharged for disability on 27 February 1863.

After the War

He also served in Company E, 41st Wisconsin Infantry, a 100-day unit, from May to September 1864, being commissioned Captain to date from 4 June. In February 1865 he was appointed Captain, Company E, 49th Wisconsin Infantry and served until mustering out with them in February 1866.

References & notes

Service information from State of Wisconsin1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


08/16/1840 in NY


12/21/1905; in NE; burial in Grant Evergreen Cemetery, Talmage, NE


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, Vol. 1, pp. 497 - 498; Vol. 2, pp. 698, 855  [AotW citation 10266]