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Pvt Theodore H Bartholomew
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Birth: 1840
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1863
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Veteran
Co G 22nd Iowa Infantry

From Civil War military records:
Theodore H Bartholomew
age 22 of Iowa City,Iowa
Nativity New York
Enlisted Aug 1 1862
Wounded and leg amputated May 22 1863 during ill-advised suicidal frontal assault of heavily fortified Ft Beauregard, Vicksburg,Mississippi.
Died of wounds Aug 7 1863 Memphis,TN

The following report is of 22nd Iowa adjutent concerning frontal assault of Fort Beauregard,Vicksburg, May 22 1863:"The enemy were on the alert and, as our colors rose above the crest of the hill, a thousand bayonets glistened in the sunlight above the parapet at Fort Beauregard.The strong work against which the main attack was directed covered about half an acre of ground, the walls being about fifteen feet high, surrounded by a ditch ten feet wide. A line of rifle pits connected it with others of the same kind, each of which was so arranged as to enfilade the approach to the other. The regiment succeeded in reaching—under a concentrated fire of grape and musketry—an almost impenetrable abatis, forty yards from. the works, where it became necessary to reform the line, the men having become separated in crossing the obstructions. They promptly rallied to the flag and were again led to the charge. A few officers and about fifty men, succeeded in reaching the ditch surrounding the fort, but, having no scaling ladders, they were unable to enter the works. Sergeant Joseph E. Griffith of the 22nd, with some fifteen or twenty men,succeeded—by raising one another up the wall—in gaining an entrance and capturing a number of prisoners, but the fire from the enemy's rifle pits in rear of the fort, and the lack of reinforcements coming to their aid, rendered the place untenable." Only two men of the 22nd Iowa who entered the fort survived. This was the last frontal assault of Fort Beauregard ever attempted. Afterwards Vicksburg was defeated using long term siege tactics.

 
Burial:
Memphis National Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: A, 2136
 
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3148418
Pvt Theodore H Bartholomew
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Pvt Theodore H Bartholomew
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Pvt Theodore H Bartholomew
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 Added: Sep. 15, 2014
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