|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1837|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1885|
Son of Henry and Sarah Hoffman
Civil War Veteran
128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps
Recruited in Berks, Lehigh and Bucks Counties
Battle of Antietam
September 17, 1862
On September 16, 1862 Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Union Army of the Potomac confronted Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland.
At dawn on September 17, Maj. General Joseph Hooker's Union corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank that began the single bloodiest day in American military history.
Repeated Union attacks, and equally vicious Confederate counterattacks, swept back and forth across Miller's cornfield and the West Woods. Despite the great Union numerical advantage, Stonewall Jackson's forces near the Dunker Church would hold their ground this bloody morning.
Charles Evans Cemetery
Created by: Berks-Dauphin Roots
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70874233
Your Civil War service will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.|
Added: Aug. 26, 2011