Biographical Profile: Pvt. Frederick Bauder, Company C, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment

Transcribed by David L Welch from the 1895 History of Butler County, Vol. II, Illustrated, R.C. Brown & Co. Publishers, Reproduced by Unigraphic, Inc., 1979

FREDERICK BAUDER, a fourth son of John and Anna Bauder, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, January 18, 1839, and when thirteen years of age came with his parents to Butler county, where he attended the public schools of his district, and grew to manhood upon his father's farm in Muddy Creek township. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers, known as the "Roundheads," and served until December 28, 1863, he then re-enlisted and remained in the army until mustered out, July 25, 1865. He participated in the following engagements: the capture of Port Royal, James Island, where he was struck with a piece of shell on the shoulder, but not severely injured, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, where he was wounded in the right index finger, Antietam, Fredericksburg, siege of Knoxville, Vicksburg, the Wilderness, and Spottsylvania Courthouse. In the last mentioned battle he was severely wounded. A minie-ball entered his upper lip, on the left side, and came out through the right cheek, tearing out his teeth and nearly severing his toungue. He was confined for several months in Mount Pleasant and McClellan Hospitals, Washington, D.C., and at the hospitals in Germantown, near Philadelphia, and Pittsburg. He was discharged from the last mentioned hospital October 14, 1864, was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and located in Washington D.C., doing guard duty, until mustered out of the service. Returning to his home in Muddy Creek township, he purchased a part of the old homestead, and has since been engaged in general farming and coal operating, having two coal banks upon his farm. Mr. Bauder was married in 1867 to Rebecca J. Wimer, a daughter of Isaac Wimer, of Muddy Creek township, and has four children, viz.: Robert J.; Frederick U., deceased; Jeannette, wife of James Powell, and Eliza, wife of John Wagner. Mr. Bauder is a member of Watson Brothers Post, Number 478, G. A. R., also of Portersville Lodge and Encampment, I. O. O. F. Politically, he is a stanch Republican, takes quite an active interest in the local politics of his township, and has served as supervisor and collector.

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