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Charles E. "Charlie" Bates
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Birth: Sep., 1845
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1932
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Private Bates served in Company D of the 18th Connecticut Volunteers

Charles E. Bates died at the age of 88 at his home after a long illness. He was a native of Connecticut. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Union Army and served with Company D, 18th Connecticut Infantry. About 30 years ago he moved to Elbridge, where had conducted a farm. Surviving Mr. Bates are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Chilson of Elbridge, and two grandchildren. His funeral will take place from the family home at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon and at 2 o’clock in Elbridge Baptist Church, where services will be conducted by the Rev. O.E. Hess. Burial will be in Shepard Settlement Cemetery.

The Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, New York
Wednesday, April 6, 1932
p. 4

A second article describing the funeral of Charles Bates from Random Issues, Marcellus, NY, Wednesday, April 13, 1932 on

Funeral Honors for Elbridge Veteran
The Baptist Church of Elbridge, Friday, April 8, was the scene pf a very impressive funeral. Charles Bates, an Elbridge resident for about forty years, a G.A.R. veteran, member of Anthony Stacey Post for 35 years, took his last march, his casket draped with the old flag he fought for and accompanied by his Post Comrade, A.E. Stacey and twenty members of the American Legion, a firing squad who fired over his grave at the “little” cemetery at Shepard Settlement, and a bugler who blew taps both at church and at the cemetery. Rev. O. E. Hess preached a very appropriate sermon, and Commander Stacey gave the G.A.R. burial ritual. Robert Gregg sang two solos with pleasing voice. It was one of the most impressive funerals Elbridge has ever witnessed, and we know that “Charlie,” as he was called by everyone, if he can witness these things, was more than glad to be laid to rest with military honors, which every soldier seems to want after their death. Generals can be given no higher honors. As Mr. Bates served in a Connecticut Regiment it is not possible to get all the details as to engagements, but through the help and courtesy of Commander A.E.Stacey and Mrs. William Hill, who interviewed Mr. Bates a few months ago, we are able to get a little data. Mr. Bates was 86 at his death. He enlisted Jan. 4, 1864. As a private in Company D, 18t Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at Poldmont, VA., June 5, 1864. He fought his first battle in the Shenandoah Valley under General Hunter. He also fought at Lynchburg, Va., and at the time of Lee’s surrender, he was at Hagerstown, Maryland. He also had two brothers in the service. He moved to Skaneateles from Hartford, Conn., in 1877. He married Miss Mary Coleman of Shepard Settlement in 1881. He leaves to mourn his loss one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Chilson and two grandchildren.

Family links: 
  Mary Coleman Bates (1860 - 1921)*
  Florence May Bates Chilson (1901 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Shepard Settlement Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: #50
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Jun 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20181568
Charles E. Charlie Bates
Added by: Catherine Smith Hall
Charles E. Charlie Bates
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Rest in Peace Hero
- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Aug. 9, 2007

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