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Boulder, Colorado, USA
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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
Edward Bard
Pvt. Edward Bard; Co. C / E, 2nd Colorado Cavalry / Infantry; died 31Dec1915
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.

Edward Bard enlisted as a Private in Company E of 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.

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

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, 23Oct1864
  • Westport, MO, 23Oct1864
  • Newtonia , MO, 28Oct1864

  • Colorado State Archives, "The Colorado Volunteers During the Civil War"
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

    Additionally information regarding Edward Bard can be found in the Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.
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