|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1842|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1928|
Charles A. Berry
Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 4/29/1861 as a Private.
On 4/29/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. MN 1st Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
Wounded 9/17/1862 Antietam, MD
Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA
Charles Berry, the son of Amos S and Jerusha Berry, was born in Maine on April 4, 1842. He enlisted from St Cloud in Stearns County, at the age of 19, during the first call for troops to put down the rebellion. His older brother, Amos, enlisted in May during the second call for troops. Both men, who previously had worked together as loggers, were placed in Company E and thus were able to look after each other during the war.
At Antietam Charles was wounded, left on the field, captured and spent some time as a prisoner. He was released on Oct 6, 1862. On the 10th he was sent to the army hospital at Fort Monroe, VA. On Nov 10th he was transferred to the army hospital at Annapolis, MD. He recovered and returned to the regiment, only to be wounded again at Gettysburg. He was one of the first to be wounded during their charge on July 2nd. He did not recover from this well enough to serve again. On Dec 12, 1863, he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Invalid Corps, where he finished out his enlistment.
He collected a pension for the wartime wound he had received to his left side. In 1883, Charles married Sarah Clipper in St. Cloud.
Charles died in Royalton on April 16, 1928, at the age of 86. He was buried in a cemetery there, next to his brother, Amos.
Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 02, 2006
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