|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1836|
Long Island City
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1907|
On 13 July 1860, Charles enlisted as an Ordinary Seaman in the U. S. Navy at Boston Massachusetts. He served aboard the U. S. S. Richmond.
He was discharged on 13 August 1863 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, at the end of his term of service. He received Navy pension certificate number 10.755.
On 12 Aug 1866 Charles married Maria White in Brooklyn, NY. She was born 1845 in Ireland and died 26 April 1880 of Bright's disease, in Brooklyn. They had two sons, George W. and Charles F., born 1867 and 1870, according to his pension file.
Charles was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Togus, Maine, on 10 October 1893. At the time, he was suffering from lumbar rheumatism, contracted in 1888 in Brooklyn, New York.
He was described as 5'6", 142 pounds, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and black hair. He was a Protestant, a widower, a laborer, and he had a tatoo of the Bunker Hill monument on his left forearm.
Charles gave his next-of-kin as (crossed out - 'Miss Mamie Degant in care of') Mrs. Laura Dixon, a friend, (wife of Walter Dixon) at No. 500 - 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, later at 323 - 46th Street.
Togus National Cemetery
Plot: O, 2292
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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