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American Civil War Soldier's Story
Edward Bard
Private Edward Bard,
Company C, 2nd Infantry,
Company E, 2nd Colorado.
Died 31 Dec 1915; 74.1 years of age.

Edward Bard enlisted as a Private in Company E of the 2nd Colorado Infantry in Dec1861. Edward Bard and other soldiers of the incomplete 2nd Colorado Infantry and the 3rd Colorado Infantry were formed in to the 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Nov1863. Edward Bard served as a Private in Company C of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry until 23Sept1865.

Edward Bard served for 23 months in the 2nd Colorado Infantry and 22 months in the 2nd Colorado Cavalry; Dec1861 to Nov1863 and Nov1863 to Sept1865, respectively.

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, Missouri, 23 Oct 1864
  • Westport, Missouri, 23 Oct1 864
  • Newtonia , Missouri, 28 Oct 1864

    Edward Bard was mustered out at Leavenworth, Kansas, 23Sept1865.

    Other information regarding Edward Bard gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born on 24 Nov 1841 in Illinois
  • arrived Colorado in 1859 with his father, Dr. Richard Bard, Eclectic Physician and oculist
        ergo, bona fides pioneer of Boulder and State of Colorado
  • married and widowed
  • occupation listed as waiter
  • member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyon Post No. 5
  • died on 21 Dec 1915 at Soldiers & Sailors Home, Monte Vista, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society's Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

  • Columbia Cemetery
    Civil War Headstone Conservation
    Edward Bard
    The headstone was lower 6 inches, set on 10 x 12 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
    [ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

    Due to having initially been set too shallow, the headstone was both tilted [pitched] backward ~ 11 degrees and tilted [rolled] to the north ~ 12 degrees.

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