The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Charles Atherton Hartwell

Charles Atherton Hartwell

Birth
South Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Oct 1876 (aged 35)
Castroville, Medina County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section A, Site 62
Memorial ID 18129 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Entered the Civil War as a Private in he 7th New York State Militia regiment, but soon procured a commission as a 1st Lieutenant in the 11th United States Regular Infantry. At this rank he served as an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Maj. General Nathaniel P. Banks. When the United States Congress authorized the raising of African-American troops, he accepted a commission as Colonel and commander of the 77th United States Colored Troops. However, he finished his Civil War career as commander of the 10th United States Colored Heavy Artillery. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on December 2, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". He remained in the Regular Army after the end of the conflict, dying while on active duty in Castroville, Texas in 1876 while at the rank of Captain. His older brother was Union Brevet Brigadier General Alfred Stedman Hartwell.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Charles Atherton Hartwell?

Current rating:

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Atherton Hartwell (6 May 1841–3 Oct 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18129, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .