James H Bridgewater

BirthMarch 30, 1844
DeathJan. 2, 1932
CemeteryWalnut Grove (Brownville)
Unit028th Illinois Infantry, Company G/D

Private James H Bridgewater

Company G/D, 28th Illinois Infantry

Bridgewater was born in Schuyler County, Illinois on March 30, 1844. He was residing in Rushville (Schuyler County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered on August 24, 1861. He re-enlisted on February 15, 1864 and served a little over 42 months. Bridgewater was discharged at Brownsville, Texas on March 15, 1866.

The 28th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on August 15, 1861. During Bridgewater’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 32 killed and 69 wounded.

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 11-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Bridgewater died on January 2, 1932 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Brownville (Nemaha County), Nebraska.

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