|Birth: ||1839, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1899|
New Jersey, USA
Charles served in the Civil War as a Private for the Union Army. He mustered in on August 18th, 1864 and mustered out on June 29th, 1865, from Vicksburg, MS. He served in COMPANY M, 2nd NJ CAVALRY, having transferred from COMPANY H. Charles was a guard at the Government Horse Stables in Memphis, Tn. In July 1865 while marching from Mobile, AL. to Vicksburg, MS., he became very ill with dysentery from having slept on the wet campgrounds along the way and drinking bad water. He never recovered from that illness. HE FILED FOR A PENSION ON AUGUST 22, 1879. He was finally awarded $12.50 per month.
He was married to Rachel Franzsafel (also from Germany) on August 12, 1862, and they owned a farm in Franklin Township, Quakertown, NJ. They had eight children. Ella, Carrie, James, William, Fritz, Frank, Peter and John.
When Charles was too ill to farm, Rachel would make Charles some ginger tea and mix in a few drops of opium as per the doctors orders. He was at times bed ridden for weeks at a time.
Rachel passed away sometime in December 1909. She may be buried with Charles, not sure.
Some Addition Information About the 2nd NJ Cavalry:
This Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861, and under authority and instructions received by the Governor, dated War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 30, 1863, and as set forth in General Orders No. 4, dated Adjutant General's Office, Trenton, N. J., July 11, 1863. The organization was to be effected under the requirements of existing orders governing the enrollment of troops, and of General Orders 191 (current series), War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 25, 1863, and in conformity with General Orders No. 110 (current series), War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., April 29, 1863. The organization of the Regiment was immediately commenced, and the authority to raise companies was issued to individuals in different parts of the State. The Head Quarters of the Regiment was established at Camp Parker near Trenton, N. J., and active measures were put forth to complete the organization at an early day. As soon as the companies were raised they reported at Camp, and were immediately mustered into the service of the United States for three years or during the war. Company A was mustered in August 11; Company B, August 15; Company C, September 9; Company D, August 26; Company E, September 16; Company F, September 8; Company G, September 25; Company H, August 12; Company I, August 28; Company K, August 28; Company L, August 26; Company M, September 2, and the Field and Staff September 25, 1863, at Camp Parker, near Trenton, N. J., by Joseph P. Ash, First Lieutenant Fifth Cavalry, United States Army; the strength of the command being - Officers, 44; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 1,105. Total, 1,149. It left the State October 5, 1863, proceeded to Washington, D. C., but soon after crossed into Virginia and went into Camp near Alexandria, having been assigned to General Stoneman's Division of Cavalry, Army of the Potomac. It remained in this vicinity engaged in drilling, scouting and preparing for active service until the 9th of November, 1863, when under orders from the War Department, Washington, D. C., it proceeded to Eastport, Miss., and joined the Army of the Southwest. At different times during the year 1864, the strength of the Regiment was increased by the joining from Draft Rendezvous, Trenton, N. J., of a large number of recruits and some substitutes. The Regiment continued its organization and remained in active service nearly eight months after the close of the war, having been retained in this Department by order of the Government for provost and other duties. The enlisted men entitled to discharge under the provisions of General Orders No. 83, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., May 8, 1865, were mustered out June 29, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss., by George W. Richardson, First Lieutenant Twenty-fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Assistant Commissary of Musters, Department of the Gulf; the remainder were mustered out November 1, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss., by James H. Landers, Captain Eighth Regiment Infantry, New Hampshire Volunteers, Assistant Commissary of Musters, Department of Mississippi in compliance with Special Orders No. 76, dated Head Quarters Department of Mississippi, October 17, 1865.
The Regiment was first attached to a Brigade, Stoneman's Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac; then to the First Brigade, First Cavalry Division, Army of the Tennessee; then to the First Brigade, Seventh Division, Sixteenth Army Corps; then to the First Brigade, Second Division Cavalry Corps, Military Division West Mississippi.
The Regiment took part in the following engagements: Fairfax, Va., Oct. 17, '63; Iuka, Miss., Dec. 4 '63; Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 30, '63; Near Moscow, Tenn, Feb. 13, '64; Aberdeen, Miss., Feb. 19, '64; West Point, Miss, Feb. 20 and 21, '64; Okolona, Miss., Feb. 22, '64; Ivy Farm, Miss., Feb. 22, '64; Tallahatchie River, Miss., Feb. 23, '64; Raleigh, Tenn., April 10, '64; Boliver, Tenn., May 2, '64; Holly Springs, Miss., May 23, '64; Corinth, Miss., June 6, '64; Ripley, Miss., June 7, '64; Hatchie River, Miss., June 8, '64; Guntown, Miss, June 10, '64; Ripley, Miss, June 11, '64; Waldron's Bridge, Miss., June 11, '64; Davis' Mill (on Hatchie River), Tenn., June 12, '64; Utica, Miss., July 12, '64; Grand Gulf, Miss., July 14, '64; Port Gibson, Miss., July 15 and 16, '64; Grand Gulf, Miss, July 17, '64; Jackson, Miss., July 20, '64; Abbyville, Miss., August 10, '64; Tallahatchie River, Miss., Aug. 14, '64; Teppo River, Miss., Aug. 15, '64; Waterford, Miss., Aug. 19, '64; Near Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 12 and 13, '64; Syracuse, Mo., Oct. 10, '64; Big Blue and Osage River, Kan., Oct. 23 to 25, '64; Fort Scott, Ark., Oct. 28, '64; Big Lake, Ark., Nov. 29 and 30, '64; Verona, Miss., Dec. 25, '64; Egypt Station, Miss., Dec. 28, '64; Spanish Fort (Mobile), Ala., April 8, '65; Fort Blakeley (Mobile), Ala., April 10, '65; Blakeley, Ala., April 12, '65; Maningham, Ala., April 23, '65.
Rachel Franzsafel Buck (1836 - 1909)
Ella Kaiser (1863 - 1906)*
Peter K Buck (1874 - 1964)*
BORN 1839 - DIED 1899
CO. M 2 NJ CAV
Locust Grove Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.56942, -74.95014
Created by: Buckshot
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58376601