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Pvt Edward Bard
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1841
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1915
Monte Vista
Rio Grande County
Colorado, USA

Edward Bard enlisted as a Private in Company E of 2nd Colorado Infantry in Dec 1861. Edward Bard and other soldiers of the incomplete 2nd Colorado Infantry and the 3rd Colorado Infantry were formed into the 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Nov 1863. Edward Bard served as a Private in Company C of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry until 23 Sept 1865.

Edward Bard served for 23 months in the 2nd Colorado Infantry and 22 months in the 2nd Colorado Cavalry; Dec 1861 to Nov 1863 and Nov 1863 to Sept 1865, respectively.

Edward Bard was mustered out at Leavenworth, Kansas, 23 Sept 1865.

While Edward Bard was in service, the of 2nd Colorado Infantry was posted at Fort Union, New Mexico, in April 1862, where they took part in actions against Navajo Indians as well as Confederate guerillas. The 2nd Colorado Infantry performed duty at:
Fort Lyon, Denver, and Fort Garland, Colorado
Camp Scott and Camp Leroy, Kansas
Fort Gibson, Indian Territory

While Edward Bard was in service, the of 2nd Colorado Cavalry was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or and a decisive influence on a campaign:
Big Blue, MO, 23 Oct 1864
Westport, MO, 23 Oct 1864
Newtonia , MO, 28 Oct 1864

Edward came west with his parents and was living in Empire, Colorado when the Civil War broke out. He was living as a boarder in Chaffee county during the 1885 Colorado State census and working as a miner. Edward was listed as a "miner of ores" on the 1900 US census of Breckenridge, Summit, Colorado. He also worked as a tie-contractor for the railroads. He spent most of his post-Civil War days in Breckenridge. He never married and had no children. In the 1910 US Census he was living in the Colorado Soldiers and Sailors Home, Rio Grande, Colorado. It is believed this is where he died at age 74. The cause of his death was senility and long use of morphine.

"Edward Barb who died at Monte Vista Saturday at the Soldiers and Sailors home, was brought here today. Interment was made in Columbia Cemetery this afternoon in charge of J.G. Trezise with members of the G.A.R. in attendance. The deceased was an uncle of Charlotte Collie and Ed Collie." (Source: Columbia Cemetery) 
Family links: 
  Richard Bard (1811 - 1880)
  Mary Scheury Bard (1811 - 1872)
  Louisa Bunn (1839 - 1910)*
  Edward Bard (1841 - 1915)
  Irving Bard (1848 - 1920)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bard Collie (1853 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Cemetery
Boulder County
Colorado, USA
Plot: D32-3 NW
Maintained by: David Stearns
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15798136
Pvt Edward Bard
Added by: David Stearns
Pvt Edward Bard
Added by: David Stearns
Pvt Edward Bard
Added by: David Stearns
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