CPL Christian H Shuster

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Sep 1862 (aged 40)
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 169033313 · View Source
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CO C 130 PV, AUG-SEP 1862


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The son of William & Mary Ann (Porch - Rachel Phillips Steward also reported) Shuster, he married Abigail Simpkins October 12, 1845, in Philadelphia and fathered William Weyman (b. 10/16/46), James Laurence (b. 06/01/49), Christiann Abigail (b. 1852, d. 1860), Mary Elizabeth (b. 03/25/55), Ella & Franklin Bruce (b./d. 1858). His whereabouts in 1860 remain a mystery, but he was either living in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, or close by. March 3 is also reported as his birthday.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Cheltenham, Montgomery County, August 6, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 11 as a private with Co. C, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, and promoted to corporal, date as yet unknown. He was wounded during the battle of Antietam and died from the effects of those wounds in the military hospital at Frederick, Maryland.


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  • Created by: N.D. Scheidt
  • Added: 28 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169033313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Christian H Shuster (17 Mar 1822–27 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169033313, citing Cheltenham Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by N.D. Scheidt (contributor 47099775) .