|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1841|
Centerville (Wayne County)
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1877|
Obituaries for Charles H. Bedford
Died - Charles H. Bedford, son of Thos. L. Bedford, died Tuesday evening, of comsumption. He was a private in the 70th Ind., and it is supposed contracted in the service of his country that disease which lead to his death. He was buried today with the honors of war.
Source: Danville Union newspaper, Feb 15, 1877, pg 3, c6
Charles H. Bedford, who died Febrary 13, was the third child of T. L. and C. Bedford - two sisters and one brother surviving him. He was born in Centreville, Wayne County, Indiana, June 23, 1841. Previous to the war he settled in Clayton. When the call for three year soldiers was made in '62, he enlisted in the Seventieth Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers. He participated with that regiment in all the battles fought up to the surrender of Atlanta; was sick and furloughed home after the taking of Atlanta. After regaining his health, he returned and took part in the battle at Nashville, and from that time remained in active service until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. He then worked at his trade (mason) in different places - in Missouri for awhile; after the Chicago fire he helped to rebuild that city. In the winter of '74 he went to Texas for his health; from there he went to Wisconsin. He came home from the latter place in December, '75, with consumption, and, although all was done for him that could be, he was confined to his room. Always cheerful, he bore his sufferings without a murmur; always kind, receiving and entertaining his friends in a cordial and genial spirit, rendering his home a pleasant place to visit. Although never a member of the church, he was not an unbeliever, but, as he expressed himself, he had wandered far away from God. He was conscious that He was a prayer-answering God, and, in answer to his own petitions, "that peace which passeth all understanding" became his, and the Sabbath before his death could say to his friends, "all is well"; that he was ready and willing to leave this world in the hope he had of a better.
Cold is the hand that pressed ours here
That day in our cottage home;
Banished the smile that he used to wear;
Silent the steps of the loved one
Up on the hillside, amongst the dead,
Sadly we buried him in his prime.
There softly he sleeps in his narrow bed.
Crushed like a reed 'neath the Pale King's tread,
Dead like the leaves in the autumn-time.
S. M. H.
Source: Danville Union newspaper, Mar 1, 1877, pg 2, c4
Thomas Longstreth Bedford (1807 - 1895)
Catherine Hearn Bedford (1816 - 1895)
Mary Jane Bedford Harlan (1836 - 1914)*
Nelson Finley Bedford (1838 - 1921)*
Charles H. Bedford (1841 - 1877)
Anna M. Bedford Harlan (1847 - 1883)*
Danville South Cemetery
Created by: Gayle Gilpin
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48515347