Capt Werner Von Bachelle

Photo added by Scott Hann

Capt Werner Von Bachelle

  • Birth 1823 Germany
  • Death Sep 1862 Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Grave #858
  • Memorial ID 12391087

Captain Von Bachelle is the subject of a folk story which took place during the Battle of Antietam. In the days prior to the Battle Capt. Von Bachelle befriended a dog, which quickly became Captain Von Bachelle's pet and the mascot of the 6th Wisconsin. During the battle Captain Werner Von Bachelle, fell mortally wounded and as the story went, the pet stayed at Von Bachelle's side and the next morning was found atop the corpse, shot dead while defending his master. Captain Von Bachelle is buried in the Antietam National Cemetery and as local legend has it his loyal pet rest with him.


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  • Created by: S.G. Thompson
  • Added: 17 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12391087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Werner Von Bachelle (1823–Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12391087, citing Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by S.G. Thompson (contributor 46616521) .