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Charles Wesley Christian
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1834
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1922
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Charles was the son of David Christian and Christiana (Churchill) Christian. He never married.


Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in August 30, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861, and duty in the Defences of that city till March, 1862. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, November, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May 16, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.


Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., March. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Oak Grove, near Fair Oaks, June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Gaines Mills June 27, Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29, White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30, Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria, thence to Centreville August 16-80. Near Centreville September 1. Germantown Road September 2. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry September 22 to October 29. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Snicker's Gap November 2. Falmouth November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 18, 1865.

Battery lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 26. 
Family links: 
  David Christian (1795 - 1845)
  Christiana Churchill Christian (1802 - 1899)
  David Lyon Christian (1824 - 1896)**
  Erastus Ketchum (1826 - 1905)**
  James Christian (1827 - 1857)*
  Charles Wesley Christian (1834 - 1922)
  William Christian (1836 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Corp., Company B, 1st New York Light Artillery. (GAR)
Forest Hill Cemetery
Glen Ellyn
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 49.
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Jun 24, 2006
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Charles Wesley Christian
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