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Pvt Charles Lightner
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Birth: 1839
Death: Jun. 1, 1862
Fair Oaks (Fairfax City County)
Fairfax City
Virginia, USA

Son of William and Sarah Lightner, resident of Springfield Furnace, Blair Co., Pa.

Co. C 53, Pa. Infantry.

Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard, 18 June 1962:

"DIED- CHARLES LIGHTNER -It is with deep regret we announce the death of this brave volunteer. He was attached to the 53d regiment, Gen. Sumner's Division, and at the hotly contested battle of Chickahominy, was instantly killed. Lieut. Royer writes that he was near him when he fell, and that he died like a soldier and a brave man. Mr. Lightner was a single man, and before he left for the army, was in the employment of Watson, Denniston & Co., as keeper of their Furnace. He was beloved by his friends and acquaintances, and most keenly felt by his mother, who has but recently buried her husband." 
 
Note: "Soldiers of Blair County" by Hoenstine shows his burial place as Fair Oaks Cemetery (now Seven Pines)
 
Burial:
Seven Pines National Cemetery
Richmond
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Zella
Record added: May 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26623252
Pvt Charles Lightner
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- John G. Hall
 Added: May. 9, 2014
Thoughts for you on this Memorial Day
- Zella
 Added: May. 29, 2011
Remembering your sacrifice on this Memorial Day...
- Zella
 Added: May. 30, 2008
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