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Charles William Flowers
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1845
Death: Oct. 10, 1920

Born at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, Charles William Flowers had been a farmer before he enlisted in the 21st Ohio Infantry on September 10, 1861. On January 1, 1864 he re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, receiving a bounty of $60 in the process. At the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, July 21, 1864, he was wounded in the shoulder, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on January 1, 1865. In September of that year he was discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, and returned home to Wood County, Ohio. He married Rachael Priest at Webster township on April 18, 1871, and, a few years later, the family migrated to New Zealand, settling at Southland. Charles received a United States government pension for his service in the Civil War, and, about the year 1900, his family doctor was able to remove the musket ball he had carried in his shoulder since 1864. He died at Invercargill, New Zealand in 1923, and is buried there. [From the original research of Roy Parker, Barry Crompton and Bob Simpson, and published by Roy's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Crocker, in the 2000 volume, CIVIL WAR VETERANS IN AUSTRALIA.] 
 
Burial:
Eastern Cemetery
Invercargill
Invercargill City
Southland, New Zealand
 
Created by: Terry Foenander
Record added: Mar 04, 2008
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Charles William Flowers
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