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Charles M. Smith

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Charles M. Smith

Birth
Death
12 Oct 1862 (aged 20–21)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section F
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On 1 May 1861, age 20, he enlisted in Gouveneur for two years and mustered as Private, Company D, 16th New York Infantry on 15 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 16 October 1861. He was mortally wounded in the chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was treated at the "Stone House" field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 12 October 1862. (from the "Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the Year 1899", Ser. No. 19, pg. 654 _and_ Nelson, John H., "As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam", 2004)
On 1 May 1861, age 20, he enlisted in Gouveneur for two years and mustered as Private, Company D, 16th New York Infantry on 15 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 16 October 1861. He was mortally wounded in the chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was treated at the "Stone House" field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 12 October 1862. (from the "Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the Year 1899", Ser. No. 19, pg. 654 _and_ Nelson, John H., "As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam", 2004)

Gravesite Details

Co D 16 Reg NY Inf



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