|Birth||March 22, 1842|
|Death||April 2, 1935|
|Cemetery||Grand Island (Grand Island)|
|Post||Lyon (Grand Island)|
|Unit||27th Missouri Infantry, Company C|
Private Asa Aldrich
Company C, 27th Missouri Infantry
Aldrich was born on March 22, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment on August 18, 1862. Aldrich was mustered on September 22, 1862. Aldrich served about 33 months and was mustered out on June 13, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 27th Missouri Infantry was organized at St Louis between September 2, 1862 and January 8, 1863. During Aldrich’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).
Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).
Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 13-15, 1864).
Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).
Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-Novemer 3, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Aldrich died on April 2, 1935 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Aldrich was a member of the Lyon Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grand Island.
Doc – Aldrich(27MO).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.