August Bierman

BirthJuly 4, 1837
DeathApril 8, 1937
CemeteryFt. Mcpherson (Maxwell)
Unit6th Minnesota Infantry, Company B

Private August Bierman

Company B, 6th Minnesota Infantry

Bierman (also spelled Beerman) was born in Monee (Will County), Illinois on July 4, 1837. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on June 12, 1862. Bierman enlisted at Northfield (Rice County), Minnesota. He served over 3 years and was discharged on August 19, 1865 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

The 6th Minnesota Infantry was organized at Fort Snelling, Minnesota between September 29 and November 20, 1862. It was assigned to duty against the Sioux Indians in Minnesota between August 20 and November 14, 1862. The most costly battle for the unit was at Birch Coulee on September 23, 1862. The regiment lost 10 soldiers and 13 were wounded. The 6th Minnesota Infantry was part of General Sibley’s Expedition against the Indians in the Dakota Territory during 1863. The unit was assigned to duties in Alabama in the final stages of the War.

Bierman died on April 8, 1937 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell (Lincoln County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.