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Pvt Charles Lightner

  • Birth 1839
  • Death 1 Jun 1862 Fair Oaks, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 26623252

Son of William and Sarah Lightner, resident of Springfield Furnace, Blair Co., Pa.

Co. C 53, Pa. Infantry.

Hollidaysburg Democratic Standard, 18 June 1962:

"DIED- CHARLES LIGHTNER -It is with deep regret we announce the death of this brave volunteer. He was attached to the 53d regiment, Gen. Sumner's Division, and at the hotly contested battle of Chickahominy, was instantly killed. Lieut. Royer writes that he was near him when he fell, and that he died like a soldier and a brave man. Mr. Lightner was a single man, and before he left for the army, was in the employment of Watson, Denniston & Co., as keeper of their Furnace. He was beloved by his friends and acquaintances, and most keenly felt by his mother, who has but recently buried her husband."

Gravesite Details "Soldiers of Blair County" by Hoenstine shows his burial place as Fair Oaks Cemetery (now Seven Pines)

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  • Created by: Zella
  • Added: 5 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26623252
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Charles Lightner (1839–1 Jun 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26623252, citing Seven Pines National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Zella (contributor 46524425) .