Son of Amasa and Clarissa Sherwin
born 1830, 1831, or 1833 depending on source.
Charles was living in Belle Plain, Minnesota when he married Gratia F. Smith on May 7, 1855 in Rockingham, Vermont. He served with the 4th Regiment, Minnesota infantry during the Civil War. Wounded at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863, Charles died at Memphis, Tennessee. (Some records suggest he died in Grafton, Vermont.)
Orleans Independent Standard, (Irasburgh, Vermont), July 10, 1863:
"Another has Gone. - We regret to learn this week that Charles A. Sherwin of the 4th Minnesota, son of Amasa Sherwin of this village, died at the hospital at Memphis, on the 10th of June. He was wounded in the head at the terrible charge of the 22d of May at Vicksburg, which had mainly healed, but brain fever set in, and proved fatal. He was 34 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. Mr. Sherwin was in a great many battles, and was foremost and heroic in them all, never flinching from his duty. He was an intelligent man, and felt a deep interest in the result of the war, and made many observations while in the service. His letters to his father have always been published in the Times, as our readers will doubtless remember. But he has gone to his reward. He was a brave man, a true patriot, and has given his life as a sacrifice for our country. God comfort and bless his afflicted family. - R. F. Times."
Gratia F. Smith Ferris
1830–1920 (m. 1855)