Sunday, May 19, 2013

Civil War Veteran: Amandus Lawrence Bush

Amandus Lawrence Bush
Born October 17, 1833 in Pennsylvania
Died October 25, 1914

Enlisted as a SERGT in CO C 33 ILL INF from Bloomington, Illinois on August 15, 1861.
Promoted to Full 2nd LIEUT on May 16, 1863.  Promoted to Full 1st LIEUT on December 26, 1863.
Mustered out at Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 24, 1865.

After the war he returned to Bloomington and married in 1867.  By 1880 he was living in Los Angeles, California and was employed as a plumber and lived there until at least 1896.  By 1898 he had relocated to the vicinity of Escondido in San Diego County, California and continued to work as a plumber/tinner.  He remained there until his death.

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