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Pvt Charles M Gifford

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Pvt Charles M Gifford

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death
9 Feb 1863 (aged 26–27)
Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Burial
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot
SECTION A SITE 2298
Memorial ID
3155974 View Source

From Civil War Military Records:

Charles M Gifford, age 26, of Wyoming,Iowa nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug 13 1862 into Co K 24th Iowa Infantry.

Died of disease Feb 9 1863 Helena,Arkansas.
Buried Memphis Nat Cemetery Sec 3 Gr 609

"The regiment remained at Camp Strong until the 19th of October, 1862, which date it marched to the levee at Muscatine and, embarking on transport proceeded to St. Louis, where orders were received to proceed at once to Helena, Ark. There it arrived and disembarked on the
28th of October, going into camp just south of the city and joining the brigade commanded by Colonel McGinnis of the Eleventh Indiana. Many of the men had been attacked by sickness while upon the boat, and the unhealthy locality in which the regiment was now encamped added
largely to the number upon the sick list. The privations and hardships endured by the Twentyfourth Iowa, while at Helena and when engaged in the several expeditions in which it participated during the winter of 1862-3, were the most severe in its history."

From Civil War Military Records:

Charles M Gifford, age 26, of Wyoming,Iowa nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug 13 1862 into Co K 24th Iowa Infantry.

Died of disease Feb 9 1863 Helena,Arkansas.
Buried Memphis Nat Cemetery Sec 3 Gr 609

"The regiment remained at Camp Strong until the 19th of October, 1862, which date it marched to the levee at Muscatine and, embarking on transport proceeded to St. Louis, where orders were received to proceed at once to Helena, Ark. There it arrived and disembarked on the
28th of October, going into camp just south of the city and joining the brigade commanded by Colonel McGinnis of the Eleventh Indiana. Many of the men had been attacked by sickness while upon the boat, and the unhealthy locality in which the regiment was now encamped added
largely to the number upon the sick list. The privations and hardships endured by the Twentyfourth Iowa, while at Helena and when engaged in the several expeditions in which it participated during the winter of 1862-3, were the most severe in its history."

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