Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th,1861
Died 01 July 1863
Buried Congressional Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Private Blanchard was promoted to Ordnance Sergeant in the late winter of 1861 and later to the rank of Sergeant Major. Asa would be killed a the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 while waving the 19th Indiana flag trying to rally the men.
Photo courtesy of Greg Tompkins