|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1865|
[July 28, 2006 - Yesterday I received a request from Find A Grave to photograph the resting place of Pvt Charles Caldwell, 72nd Ohio Volunteers, in the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
I just spoke with a representative of the National Park Service. They have a record of Pvt Caldwell's service with the 72nd Ohio in Vicksburg. However, they have no record of his burial place in the National Cemetery.
Internments did not begin in the National Cemetery there until 1866. Pvt. Caldwell, having died in 1865 would have been reinterred. Of the 17,000 graves in the cemetery, approximately 14,000 of them are marked. The remaining graves do not have name markers and this was due primarily to the fact that the original gravesite marker was lost or there was no identification with the remains when they were reinterred.
Most likely Pvt Caldwell rests under a stone that simply states "Unknown Union Soldier." Doug Richardson, a great FAG volunteer]
Charles was the a son of Martha ( MARTIN ) [daughter of Sarah ( HAWKS ) and James MARTIN, natives of England, who emigrated to America in 1820] and John C. CALDWELL [son of Charles and Isabel Caldwell, from PA].
Martha and John C.'s children were Sarah, Isabel, James, Charles, Martin Van B., Jane, Catharine, Andrew J., John,
Knox D. and Elizabeth (twins), David T. and Fremont who married Susan Janette CALDWELL [daughter of Sarah Ann ( CREAGER ) and Rev. Capt. David S. CALDWELL].
Martha and John had at least three sons who died in the Civil War.
The Seventy Second was organized in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio from October through December 1861. It left for Camp Chase on January 24, 1862 with 900 men. On Feburary 17, 1862 it was mustered in at Columbus, Ohio and was ordered to Paducah, Kentucky where it placed under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
The regiment was assigned to a brigade under Colonel Ralph P. Buckland and boarded the steamer Baltic which disembarked them at Pittsburg Landing and later they encamped near Shiloh Church. On April 6 through the 7 it was constantly in the front lines of the battle named after this small edifice. This was its first major battle that the regiment was engaged in and the begining of a long history that would not end until it was mustered out on September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Its losses were 60 in battle and 238 by disease.
72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Roll of Honor
________Name: Caldwell, Charles
________Death Date: Jun 19 1865
________Burial: Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg National Cemetery
Created by: LReneeTS
Record added: Mar 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13781119