Charles was born about 1815 in Ohio to John and Frances Scott Bevington. Charles and his wife Lydia married in 1834 in Ohio. Between 1834 and 1850 the Bevingtons migrated west and settled on land in LaGrange County. Charles and Lydia had six known children, Henry, John, Sarah, Frances, Lydia and Charles. When our nation plunged into it's bloody Civil War, Charles answered the call to preserve the Union. Between December 10, 1863 and April 28, 1864, the 12th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry was organized at Kendallville, IN and Michigan City, IN. Charles mustered into the 12th as a private on October 1, 1864. Charles Bevington entered his service as a private but left with the rank of Trumpeter. Music played a large part in the war and the field music of buglers was not only necessary for the telling of time and duties in camp but also guided the actions of troops in battle. Commanders found that the bugle was heard over a greater distance than a drum or fife, and many would have them by their sides at all times. Charles' role in his Regiment was vital to its success in battle as his trumpet calls gave his fellow cavalrymen guidance in situations where the deafening artillery fire, smoke and confusion of battle made communicating all but impossible.
Lydia Roderick Bevington (____ - 1884)*
Charles A. Bevington (1848 - 1908)*
County Farm Cemetery
Created by: Jean Fremion McKibben
Record added: May 21, 2011
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